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.
Monday 13th May, 2019
Ashleigh first started volunteering with Scottish Families in October 2018 to help with work experience for university. Hi, I’m Ashleigh. I first started volunteering as a helpline adviser for Scottish Families in October 2018 because I was looking for extra work experience for my university studies. Before volunteering with Scottish Families, I had never worked […]
Wednesday 1st May, 2019
Family Responses one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing Today, 1st May 2019, marks one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland. Since then, governments in Ireland and Wales have agreed to introduce similar measures to improve health outcomes or reduce alcohol-related harms with discussions around the […]
Tuesday 30th Apr, 2019
Scottish Families has submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland
We welcome the Scottish Affairs Committee’s current Inquiry into the Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland, and the opportunity to participate in the process. We have submitted written evidence, and will also be giving evidence along with family members to the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster on 21 May 2019. The new national strategy […]