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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.

Tuesday 15th Jan, 2019

Rights, Respect, Recovery – Transformational Rights for Families

Justina Murray, January 2019 The development process for the new national alcohol and drugs strategy was not always straightforward. However when Joe Fitzpatrick, the Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport, launched ‘Rights, Respect, Recovery’ on 28 November 2018, we publicly welcomed this as introducing “transformational rights” for families. The strategy’s vision of a […]

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Tuesday 8th Jan, 2019

New Year CRAFT Training – February 2019

The lovely George Charlton is making his way back up to Glasgow 19th and 20th February 2019 to deliver his informative and lively CRAFT training. The two-day course is £300 per person at Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX (our office). We regularly use CRAFT in our support groups and Telehealth service. CRAFT […]

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Friday 14th Dec, 2018

Helpline Festive Opening Hours

As it is nearing the Christmas holidays, our helpline hours will be a bit different than usual. If you don’t manage to get through to one of our advisers, please callback when an adviser is available in the times below to make sure you are able to speak to someone. Or you can email helpline@sfad.org.uk […]

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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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