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.
Wednesday 9th May, 2018
Scottish Drugs Forum are hosting a conference on drug-related deaths in August which will mark International Overdose Awareness Day. The conference ‘Working Together to Prevent Drug-related Deaths’ will explore how preventing drug-related deaths should be everyone’s responsibility and how it is possible to work in partnership to avoid loss of lives. Scottish Families Affected by […]
Thursday 3rd May, 2018
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) in Canada has funded the Families and Substances Use Treatment project to identify and conduct research on family and caregiver-centered approaches to treatment and support for drug problems. Together, we will emphasize research and knowledge translation activities aimed at reducing stigma and inequalities for those with drug […]
Tuesday 1st May, 2018
Scottish Families fully welcomes the implementation of this landmark policy today; we believe this is a step in the right direction in changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. The evidence behind the policy tells us that Minimum Unit Pricing will reduce the disproportionately high levels of alcohol-related harm that impacts individuals, families and whole communities on […]