Need Help Now ?

About SFAD

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

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

Our mission is to support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drugs use, and raise awareness of the issues affecting them.

Find out more

Meet our Board…

Meet our board members here.

Find out more

Meet our Staff…

Find out about the dedicated team behind SFAD.

Find out more

Latest News & Events

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

#DundeeHopeFestival - celebrate hope & community with us this October!

Tuesday 10th Sep, 2019

#DundeeHopeFestival – celebrate hope & community with us this October!

Come along to the free Dundee Hope Festival on Saturday 19th October! There will be live music and performances, face painting, dance performances, naloxone training, #BehindTheNumbers film screenings, art activities and much more! Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Please register to let us know you are coming along, but […]

Learn More

#BehindTheNumbers: Our response to the drug-related death statistics 2018

Tuesday 16th Jul, 2019

#BehindTheNumbers: Our response to the drug-related death statistics 2018

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 […]

Learn More

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Monday 8th Jul, 2019

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

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. […]

Learn More

View all news

Join our on-line community

Join our on-line community

With a clear focus on supporting family members of a loved one with problematic substance use, we have expanded direct support to families in rural and remote areas by offering a Telehealth Programme. Families living in rural and remote locations now have access to free, confidential evidence-based interventions using telephone, email and web chat.

We use cookies. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies.

Accept