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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.

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Meet our Board…

Meet our board members here.

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Meet our Staff…

Find out about the dedicated team behind SFAD.

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Latest News & Events

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

Tuesday 9th Oct, 2018

Tickets now available for ‘From Where I Stand’ in Glasgow

You can now book tickets for our annual AGM and day-event in Glasgow, ‘From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use’.  We invite families, friends, organisations and professionals to join us from 10am-1pm to discuss in workshops families and the media, storytelling and how the arts can support family members to tell […]

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SAVE THE DATE: From Where I Stand - A Family Perspective on Substance Use

Friday 14th Sep, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use

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 […]

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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.

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