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 14th Sep, 2018
It’s time to get Saturday 10th November in your diaries We will be hosting ‘From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use’ on Saturday 10th November in Glasgow from 10am onwards. Along with our Annual General Meeting, we will explore how family members can share their experiences, through storytelling, creative arts and […]
Tuesday 4th Sep, 2018
The Let Us Not Forget Remembrance Ceremony is this Thursday 6th September in George Square, 12:30pm-1:30pm 2,849 ‘Forget Me Not’ wooden flowers will be planted. Each flower represents a person who has died from an alcohol-related and drug-related deaths, and of suicide in 2017. We’re going to be there & you should too. Click here […]
Thursday 30th Aug, 2018
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day There are many events taking place across the world to mark 31st August as International Overdose Awareness Day. Often on our calls we are asked about drugs, what they are and what you may have found in your home. You may want to know more about drugs and about […]