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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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Featured News

SFAD launches national Bereavement Counselling Service

Posted: 25-06-2015

Today Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) launches the first national Bereavement Counselling Service dedicated to families impacted by a drug-related death. 

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European Drug Report 2015

Posted: 04-06-2015

The European Drug Report Trends and Developments 2015 published today

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15 non-fatal intoxications associated with tablets containing ADB-FUBINACA in Hungary

Posted: 15-05-2015

The Hungarian National Focal Point has informed us that 15 persons were hospitalised between Monday and Thursday this week at the Toxicology Department of the Péterfy Hospital in Budapest after consuming tablets called 'Facebook' or 'Like'. The users either swallowed the tablets or crushed them and then sniffed the powder.

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