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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…

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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.

New Report - Digital Families

Tuesday 15th Oct, 2019

New Report – Digital Families

Over the past 12 months we ran a project to answer the question of ‘how do we support families better online?’ Digital Families was created after we launched a new design for our website but felt that it wasn’t having the impact we wanted to see with family members. Part of our new design had […]

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My Family, My Rights Programme

Friday 4th Oct, 2019

My Family, My Rights Programme

Please join us to mark the launch of our My Family, My Rights programme My Family, My Rights Highland – 6, 7, 8 November – (Get Tickets for Fort William) (Get Tickets for Inverness) (Get Tickets for Wick) My Family, My Rights Glasgow (includes Scottish Families AGM) – 23 November 2019 (Get Tickets Here) My […]

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#DundeeHopeFestival - celebrate hope & community with us this October!

Tuesday 10th Sep, 2019

#DundeeHopeFestival – celebrate hope & community with us this October!

Come along to the free Dundee Hope Festival on Saturday 19th October! There will be live music and performances, face painting, dance performances, naloxone training, #BehindTheNumbers film screenings, art activities and much more! Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Please register to let us know you are coming along, but […]

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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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