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About Scottish Families

Supporting families across Scotland

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. We give information and advice to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and we link them into local support. We also help people recognise and understand the importance of looking after themselves.

When we say family, we mean who you see as your family. It could be close and extended family members, friends, your friend’s family, colleagues, neighbours, anyone.

We were created in 2003 by families themselves who came together to support each other and campaign for recognition. We’ve grown a lot since then!

We support people through our helpline, bereavement support service, Telehealth (one-to-one support), and our family support services in Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire, and Forth Valley. We also deliver workforce development through our training courses, communications and campaigning work, our young person’s project ‘Routes’ in East and West Dunbartonshire, and wider community development including our Connecting Families programme.

We have our own call to action in our strategic plan 2017-20 ‘It’s All Relativeand we work to five main outcomes:

  • Families are supported
  • Families are included
  • Families are recognised
  • Families are connected to communities
  • Families are a movement for change

Meet our Staff…

Find out about the dedicated team behind Scottish Families.

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Latest News & Events

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

NEW REPORT - Insert Standard Stigmatising Headline & Image Here

Friday 7th Aug, 2020

NEW REPORT – Insert Standard Stigmatising Headline & Image Here

Insert Standard Stigmatising Headline & Image Here: Rewriting the Media’s Portrayal of Addiction and Recovery is a research project and programme from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the Scottish Recovery Consortium. Both charities shared concerns around the stigma towards people with addictions, and the lack of lived experience highlighted in the media. […]

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Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend - Who, What, When, Where, Why?!

Thursday 6th Aug, 2020

Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend – Who, What, When, Where, Why?!

In 2020 the Kiltwalk is going virtual! But what is a virtual event and why should you take part? Read on to find out more… Who? The Kiltwalk is the biggest fundraising event in Scotland taking part in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Every year tens of thousands of people take part and raise for […]

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#CCLT2020 Summer Festival

Thursday 16th Jul, 2020

#CCLT2020 Summer Festival

Let’s make Summer 2020 awesome! We know the importance that feeling connected has had for families throughout the years and especially this year. We want to continue to bring people all over Scotland together. So, we are inviting you, your family, and your friends to our online Summer Festival – #CCLT2020! We want to do […]

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Telehealth is our free 1:1 support service where support is given over the phone, through email, FaceTime or NHS Attend Anywhere. Telehealth sessions are typically an hour a week, and we offer up to 6 sessions. Telehealth can support you if you live in rural or remote locations, can’t travel far, cannot get childcare, or do not live near a support group or service. The quickest way to get in touch with us about Telehealth is through our helpline.

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