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It is important to realise that you are not responsible for your loved one's alcohol or drugs misuse. Read more »
Take the time to help yourself and you will be in a better postion to help your loved one. Read more »
Simple advice for dealing with things such as imprisonment of a loved one, violence and conflict. Read more »
Stigma has serious repercussions. There are things we can all do to overcome it. Read more »


Talking to your loved one can be a great support to them. Being well informed can make the conversation easier. Read more »
Treatment can help your relative come of alcohol or drugs. You can play a part in helping them through this challenging time. Read more »
Harm reduction services aim to reduce alcohol and drug-related deaths and the spread of blood borne viruses. Read more »
After treatment comes recovery. This can be a long process. Family and peer support can be vital. Read more »


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Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »


Featured News

Alcohol Awareness Week - Friday

Posted: 20-11-2015

Round up and the importance of communities 

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Posted: 16-11-2015

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs will mark this year’s alcohol  awareness week by featuring an alcohol briefing each day to help explore the impact of alcohol on health and society. 

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Alcohol’s impact on emergency services

Posted: 26-10-2015

Alcohol places a significant and unnecessary strain on emergency services
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Drug-Related Hospital Statistics Scotland 2014/15

Posted: 14-10-2015

This publication reports on hospital stays in relation to a drug misuse diagnosis and the patients admitted to hospital for such treatment. 

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