Helpline on
Telephone Icon
or email us at
sublayer Read more »
sublayer Read more »
sublayer Read more »
sublayer Read more »

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 »
Meet up with people who are experiencing, or have experienced, similar things. Find a group »
Find your nearest group, support service or treatment contact using our service finder. Find local services »
Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »


Featured News

Everyone has one, but are you brave enough to share it?!

Posted: 11-11-2014

Support Scottish Families by participating in our Christmas fundraiser.

Read more »

Latest News

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2015

Posted: 24-11-2014

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) and Alcohol Focus Scotland are co-hosting the next Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh from 7-9 October 2015.

Read more »

Family support crucial in recovery from addiction

Posted: 19-11-2014

Families are crucial contributors to recovery from a drug or alcohol problem, according to a new report from VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) which draws on the experiences of hundreds of carers supported by their Family Support Addictions service in Edinburgh.

Read more »

WHO Guidelines - Community management of opioid overdose

Posted: 06-11-2014

WHO have issued recommendations around naloxone which highlight ‘People likely to witness an opioid overdose should have access to naloxone and be instructed in its administration to enable them to use it for the emergency management of suspected opioid overdose.’

Read more »

The University of Life in Recovery - Programme

Posted: 03-11-2014

The Scottish Recovery Consortium (SRC) is delighted to announce that The University of Life in Recovery is back with a new winter programme for 2014/15.

Read more »