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

Why I chose to walk with Scottish Families for the Kiltwalk

Posted: 20-02-2018

'When Scottish Families sent us information about the Kiltwalk we shared it with our group and were surprised by their enthusiastic response. Knowing how people can become socially isolated as a result of the stigma associated with addiction I expected that they might be reluctant to participate in such a public event. But I was wrong!'

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Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed Minimum Unit Price on alcohol - 50p per unit

Posted: 25-01-2018

Scottish Families welcomes and fully supports the proposed 50p Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol set out in the consultation document.

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Our briefing on Motion SM5-09389: Alcohol and Drug-Related Deaths

Posted: 18-12-2017

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) will be attending the debate in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20 December 2017, to show our support for families affected by alcohol and drug-related deaths in Scotland.

 

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Rough Sleeping - Where to find support this Christmas

Posted: 15-12-2017

Our friends at SDF have put together a list of contacts for anyone who is concerned for someone sleeping rough this winter.

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Latest News

Merry Caremas - Day 18 Christmas Traditions Around the World

Posted: 14-12-2017

Lynne our Forth Valley Support Worker travelled to Barcelona at the start of December and saw some amazing Christmas traditions that she wanted to share.

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Merry Caremas - Day 15 Top tips for surviving Christmas parties

Posted: 12-12-2017

Paula Maguire from Paula Must Try Harder has shared some of her top tips for coping with stress and anxiety at Christmas parties.

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Merry Caremas - Day 14 our five top self care tips

Posted: 12-12-2017

For day 14 of Merry Caremas we share our five top tips for self-care over the festive period.

 
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Merry Caremas - Day 13 Having a loved one in prison this Christmas

Posted: 11-12-2017

Families Outside offer advice for anyone who has a loved one in prison this Christmas.

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Merry Caremas - Day 12 Family Blogs

Posted: 11-12-2017

Some family members have contributed blogs about how they spend Christmas.

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Merry Caremas - Day 11 Family Blog

Posted: 11-12-2017

So let me tell you where I am right now. It’s Thursday 23rd November 8.45pm and I’m sitting on my bed in the Premier Inn on Argyle Street in Glasgow after spending what has been a wonderful day delivering Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) to some amazing folk (already I’m sounding Scottish) who support families affected by addictions across Scotland. 

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Merry Caremas - Day 9 Festive Drinks

Posted: 08-12-2017

We've put together some mocktail recipes & a nutella hot chocolate recipe to go with all the cakes from Day 3 of Merry Caremas.

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