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Recovery Walk Scotland - 30th September

The Recovery Walk is taking place in Dundee this year, Saturday 30th September. Scottish Families invite family members to walk the route with us!

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Book your tickets for our family conference - SOLD OUT

Ticket sales are now live for our family conference which will be taking place November 4/5th in Stirling. Family members will be given the opportunity to let their voices be heard.

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We are seeking your views for our strategic plan 2017-20

We are hoping to have a chat with your organisation, group or partnership about our initial ideas any time over the next six weeks (from now until Friday 6th October). 

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Changing Stigma to Respect

Over the last five years, Scotland has been experiencing a much-envied growth in communities and groups supporting recovery from addiction. Scotland’s recovery communities represent an enormous asset in the drive to build a more equitable, healthier and happier country. 

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Welcoming our new CEO - Justina Murray

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is pleased to announce that Justina Murray has been appointed as the new CEO of the organisation after starting as the Interim CEO in June 2017. We’re delighted to welcome Justina to our small but strong team!

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From a family member: see the person, not the addiction.

In light of the drug-related death statistics that were released yesterday, Tuesday 15th August. A family member has shared her touching story. 

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Our response to the publication of the drug-related death statistics 2016

We are saddened to hear of the increase in drug-related deaths in the statistics which were published today by the National Records of Scotland which show there were 867 drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2016. 

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Responding to the alcohol-related death statistics for 2016

The figures published today by the National Records of Scotland show a 10% increase in the number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland for 2016 bringing the total number to 1265. 

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Our response to the UK Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on Minimum Unit Pricing

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs supports the prospects of the long overdue decision that will finally see the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing legislation. The legislation can help reduce alcohol related harm, and ultimately reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland. 

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Just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk

Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, a new report by World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.

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