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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.

Friday 22nd Mar, 2019

Walking the Kiltwalk with #TeamSFAD

I’d heard of the Kiltwalk but never thought I could walk the distance. However, last year someone suggested I could. With only 4 weeks left to go, I signed up! One of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. I dragged everyone and anyone out for a walk – before work, after work, […]

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Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

Wednesday 13th Mar, 2019

Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

I’m Gill and I’m fairly new to Scottish Families yet I feel like I have been here much longer. It is an exciting time as we have three new staff members joining the team. It means I will already be passing on the title of the new girl. But I have never written a blog […]

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Our staff's self-care routines

Friday 22nd Feb, 2019

Our staff’s self-care routines

Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword recently, but that’s a good thing. We should be focusing more on ourselves, our emotions and our wellbeing. Working at Scottish Families means the team is supporting families and friends and encouraging them to spend more time for themselves, taking a break and taking a step back […]

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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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