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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

Fight stigma & raise awareness of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Posted: 17-12-2014

Today Scottish Families launches The Scottish Families Awkward Family Photo Calendar: Real Families, Real Moments.   

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Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Posted: 04-12-2014

Scottish Families has launched their first Christmas appeal.  Please take a moment to share the Christmas spirit and bring joy to others this holiday season.

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Latest News

Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Services

Posted: 17-12-2014

This consultation invites views on proposals to introduce legislation that will require organisations providing health and social care in Scotland to tell people if there has been an event involving them where the organisation has recognised that there has been physical or psychological harm as a result of their care or treatment. 

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Proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings

Posted: 17-12-2014

This consultation outlines and invites views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of those receiving care or treatment in health and social care settings.


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Scottish Families Festive Support Booklet

Posted: 16-12-2014

This booklet contains information and phone numbers of support services open throughout the Festive Period. 

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Scottish Families Supports the New Drink Driving Limit

Posted: 05-12-2014

Scottish Families' Alcohol Liaison Officer, John Holleran, provides a statement welcoming the new drink driving limit.

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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

Posted: 03-12-2014

SALSUS is the primary source of data on substance using behaviour among young people in Scotland since 2002.  The survey provides information to help develop and evaluate policies to reduce the prevalence of substance use, monitor progress towards achieving Scottish Government targets and shape, influence and develop ADP strategic plans.

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Support Scottish Families on #GivingTuesday

Posted: 02-12-2014

On Tuesday, 2nd December Scottish Families will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to recognising generosity and kindness. 


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