We welcome contact from all media including national, regional and local. We also welcome contact from radio and podcasts. We are able to respond with both written and spoken comments.
Please use the email addresses/mobile numbers below to get in touch:
Communications Development Officer
Justina Murray, 07904280669
If Justina is unavailable, please direct your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some topics we can give comments to include (not-exhaustive):
- Families affected by alcohol and drugs
- Family support and services
- Alcohol-related deaths
- Drug-related deaths
We are often asked to comment on drug and alcohol policies, new drug trends, various alcohol-related illnesses, and a range of other topics concerning alcohol and drugs, and people in recovery/people in treatment services. We work directly with family members and are therefore not best suited to answer questions on these topics.
We are regularly asked by the media if we know any family members who would be available for interviews. Due to our confidentiality with the family members we support, we do not share contact details with the media. If we think there is an opportunity for the family member to share their story, we will contact them ourselves and arrange a meeting with the journalist.
For our most recent news, including our press releases, visit our News and Events page.
Justina Murray, CEO:
Reporting of Substance Media Toolkit
The Reporting of Substance Toolkit is a resource for journalists and editors looking to report on alcohol and drugs with dignity and respect.
The toolkit contains 5 Key Recommendations to follow when reporting and also has interviews with family members and people in recovery, information about support services across the UK, photography advice and resources for further information.
The toolkit was created by ourselves and Adfam.