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 is for a Scotland which recognises the role played by and supports the needs of families and communities affected by substance use.
Our mission is to support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drugs use, and raise awareness of the issues affecting them.
Latest News & Events
Here you will find all the latest informative and entertaining news from the organisation.
Friday 10th Aug, 2018
Do you work with children, young people and families affected by others’ (e.g. parents, siblings, carers) alcohol use. Would you like to participate in a study into the impact of minimum Unit pricing in Scotland? NHS Health Scotland are doing this study to understand the possible role MUP may have in protecting children and young […]
Thursday 9th Aug, 2018
We have 5 codes to give away for free places to walk with us at this year’s Edinburgh Kiltwalk on the 16th September. Our CEO and her daughter are walking with us and we would love to have some other supporters – whether you support our work, have used our services, or just feel like […]
Friday 3rd Aug, 2018
The Partnership for Action on Drugs and Alcohol in Scotland (PADS) Communities Subgroup is hosting a webinar as part of its ongoing campaign against the stigmatising attitudes, behaviours and structures that are hindering people from seeking help for drug and alcohol problems. Join us if you want to find out what the subgroup is doing […]