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.
Tuesday 16th Jul, 2019
The latest rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland was widely predicted, but it is always upsetting to hear about this number of deaths which could have been prevented. Behind these numbers are families. Whole families who continue to be devastated, left heartbroken, frustrated and angry that they first lost their loved ones to addiction, and […]
Monday 8th Jul, 2019
Through Family Voices We had a very busy, action-packed year in 2018/19 and we want to share our impact with you. We decided this year that rather than just putting numbers on a page, we would ask the people we support (and who support us) to write a short story on their experiences with Scottish Families. […]
Monday 3rd Jun, 2019
This week is Volunteer’s Week and our helpline volunteer Rebecca has written a few paragraphs on why she volunteers with us and what her role is all about. Our helpline advisers listen to anyone who calls or webchats us who may be going through a difficult time, looking for information, or who may be struggling […]