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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 »

 

Call our free and confidential helpline today for information, advice or simply to talk. Read more »
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Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »

 

Featured News

Scottish Greens Call for Action to Protect Children from Alcohol Marketing

Posted: 02-12-2016

The Scottish Greens have added their support to Alcohol Focus Scotland's campaign to end alcohol marketing in childhood. The #alcoholfreekids campaign is also endorsed by children's charities, health groups, NHS boards, local Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, and more than 30 MSPs.

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Scotlands Alcohol Campaigners Criticise Arrogant Scotch Whisky Association For Appealing Minimum Pricing

Posted: 18-11-2016

Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP say the Scotch Whisky Association’s intention to appeal the Court of Session ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol “beggars belief” and shows they only care about the profits of their member companies. 

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135,000 Alcohol Related Cancer Deaths Predicted by 2035

Posted: 18-11-2016

ALCOHOL will cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments, according to estimates from a new report by Sheffield University, commissioned by Cancer Research UK.

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Our Response to Scottish Governments policy on Minimum Unit Pricing

Posted: 21-10-2016

Scottish Affected by Alcohol & Drugs welcomes today’s ruling by the Court of Session that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal which paves the way for the Scottish government to implement

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Latest News

UK ‘Cheap Alcohol’ report prompts SHAAP demands for action

Posted: 07-10-2016

22 Scots die each week because of alcohol that can be purchased for as little as 18p per litre - Scottish Families supports the demand from SHAAP for action to protect harmful drinkers and their families.

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Support available in North Aberdeenshire

Posted: 19-09-2016

Watch videos made by ADP North community forum film project which raise awareness of recovery.

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First Minister Supports Recovery Walk in Recovery Month

Posted: 15-09-2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's proclamation of support for International Recovery Month and the Scottish Recovery Walk on 17th September 2016.

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Recovery Walk Scotland Whats On!

Posted: 13-09-2016

Travel, Walk and Programme update for the day

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