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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 10th Aug, 2018

Taking part in a study exploring the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)

Do you work with children, young people and families affected by others’ (e.g. parents, siblings, carers) alcohol use. Would you like to participate in a study into the impact of minimum Unit pricing in Scotland? NHS Health Scotland are doing this study to understand the possible role MUP may have in protecting children and young […]

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We have free codes to give away for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk!

Thursday 9th Aug, 2018

We have free codes to give away for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk!

We have 5 codes to give away for free places to walk with us at this year’s Edinburgh Kiltwalk on the 16th September. Our CEO and her daughter are walking with us and we would love to have some other supporters – whether you support our work, have used our services, or just feel like […]

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Stigma to Respect - join us for the webinar!

Friday 3rd Aug, 2018

Stigma to Respect – join us for the webinar!

The Partnership for Action on Drugs and Alcohol in Scotland (PADS) Communities Subgroup is hosting a webinar as part of its ongoing campaign against the stigmatising attitudes, behaviours and structures that are hindering people from seeking help for drug and alcohol problems. Join us if you want to find out what the subgroup is doing […]

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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.

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