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About SFAD

Supporting families across Scotland

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs was founded in 2003 by a small group of people who wished to create a united force to help raise awareness of the difficulties they faced in their own families. Today, SFAD is the hub of a network of support groups across Scotland.

SFAD provides support to family members and friends who have been affected by the substance use of a relative or loved one. We help raise awareness of issues affecting them as well as providing information, help and support through a wide variety of resources.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a Scotland which recognises the role played by and supports the needs of families and communities affected by substance use.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drugs use, and raise awareness of the issues affecting them.

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Meet our Board…

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Meet our Staff…

Find out about the dedicated team behind SFAD.

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Latest News & Events

Here you will find all the latest informative and entertaining news from the organisation.

Thursday 5th Jul, 2018

Our Impact 2017-18

Our Impact Report 2017/18 is now available to read. Our report reflects on the positive changes we’ve made in the lives of families and friends in Scotland who are worried about someone else’s alcohol or drugs use. With the launch of our strategy ‘It’s All Relative’ back in November, we have laid out our impact […]

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Tuesday 3rd Jul, 2018

Drug-Related Death Statistics 2017

This year’s sharp rise in the drug-related death statistics has been widely predicted, but it is no less shocking. These are not just numbers, they are people, and they are people who have left behind a devastated family and community. This year hundreds of families have lost a loved one to drug-related death – those […]

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Tuesday 19th Jun, 2018

Stigma to Respect – Campaign Launch

A new campaign aimed at tackling the stigma around drug and alcohol problems in Scotland  is being launched. The “Changing Stigma To Respect” Campaign is an initiative of the Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland ( PADS) – Communities Sub Group. The campaign is being kick-started today with the publication of a report that […]

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With a clear focus on supporting family members of a loved one with problematic substance use, we have expanded direct support to families in rural and remote areas by offering a Telehealth Programme. Families living in rural and remote locations now have access to free, confidential evidence-based interventions using telephone, email and web chat.

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