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  • Alcohol & Drugs have many side effects.  Families needn't be one of them.

    Alcohol & Drugs have many side effects. Families needn't be one of them.

    We support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol or drugs misuse and raise awareness of the issues affecting them.

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  • Contact our helpline

    Contact our helpline

    Call our helpline if you need to talk about the alcohol or drugs misuse of a loved one, or get information about how to support both them a

    Read more about our helpline services
  • Join a family support group

    Join a family support group

    Meet with others in a similar situation to yourself. We facilitate a network of groups across Scotland. Find your nearest group.

    Find your nearest support group
  • Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol

    Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol

    Scottish Families include Alcohol in their remit.

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Not your fault
It is important to realise that you are not responsible for your loved one's alcohol or drugs misuse. Read more »
Taking care of you
Take the time to help yourself and you will be in a better postion to help your loved one. Read more »
Helping you cope
Simple advice for dealing with things such as imprisonment of a loved one, violence and conflict. Read more »
Overcoming stigma
Stigma has serious repercussions. There are things we can all do to overcome it. Read more »
Talking about alcohol & drugs
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
Harm reduction services aim to reduce alcohol and drug-related deaths and the spread of blood borne viruses. Read more »
Supporting recovery
After treatment comes recovery. This can be a long process. Family and peer support can be vital. Read more »
Contact the helpline
Call our free and confidential helpline today for information, advice or simply to talk. Read more »
Find a support group
Meet up with people who are experiencing, or have experienced, similar things. Find a group »
Local services directory
Find your nearest group, support service or treatment contact using our service finder. Find local services »
National organisations
Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »
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