Media Centre

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.

All of our team are currently working from home. Please use the email addresses/mobile numbers below to get in touch:

Rebecca Bradley
Communications Officer
rebecca@sfad.org.uk

Justina Murray
CEO
ceo@sfad.org.uk
07904280669

Out of hours contact:

Justina Murray, 07904280669

If Rebecca or Justina are unavailable, please direct your emails to info@sfad.org.uk

We are also available on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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.

Rewriting the Media

Based on our findings from our project Rewriting the Media’s Portrayal of Addiction and Recovery, we have six recommendations for journalists and editors.

We can work together to create a safe space for people in recovery and people impacted by someone else’s substance use. We can all share positive messages and give the space and opportunity for people to share their stories and to highlight support services and recovery communities across Scotland.

Here over to our page here to read our recommendations.

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