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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.

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Monday 13th May, 2019

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Ashleigh first started volunteering with Scottish Families in October 2018 to help with work experience for university. Hi, I’m Ashleigh. I first started volunteering as a helpline adviser for Scottish Families in October 2018 because I was looking for extra work experience for my university studies. Before volunteering with Scottish Families, I had never worked […]

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Wednesday 1st May, 2019

Family Responses – One Year on from the Introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing

Family Responses one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing Today, 1st May 2019, marks one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland. Since then, governments in Ireland and Wales have agreed to introduce similar measures to improve health outcomes or reduce alcohol-related harms with discussions around the […]

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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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