News — 2021

Latest news and updates from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share. Every day we deliver our services, attend events, work on campaigns, and speak with family members. Here is all the latest news from our team and our work. Find out more news on our Facebook page.

Reflections On Our First Online Family Recovery College

Reflections On Our First Online Family Recovery College

Sometimes you just have to roll your sleeves up, take a deep breath and try something new! Back in 2019 we worked with six family members with lived experience of someone else’s substance use to design and deliver a course for The Family Recovery College (FRC). They called the course ‘Understanding Substance Use and Holding […]

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Live in the Scottish Highlands? We want to hear from you.

Live in the Scottish Highlands? We want to hear from you.

The Highland’s Alcohol and Drug Partnership (HADP) are working with Scottish Families. They have asked us to help them get a better understanding of what life is like for families affected by alcohol and other drugs. The project ‘Families Are Recognised and Included’ began in November 2020. We’re keen to talk to as many families […]

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Family Support Service Update - March 2021

Family Support Service Update – March 2021

Even though we have seen lockdowns and restrictions remain firmly in place over winter, our support services continue to offer support online and by phone. Our local support services are creating timetables of activities for families and our team are going above and beyond to support anyone who needs it. All of our local support […]

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New Monthly Online CRAFT Practitioner Training

New Monthly Online CRAFT Practitioner Training

Since the success of our January 2021 online CRAFT training, we are running CRAFT Practitioner training once a month for the rest of the year! We decided to move our regular CRAFT training online in January because of the ongoing pandemic. We were so pleased with the feedback that we are now running sessions each […]

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Reporting of Substance: A discussion about developing media guidelines for reporting on alcohol, drugs, addiction and recovery

Reporting of Substance: A discussion about developing media guidelines for reporting on alcohol, drugs, addiction and recovery

Reporting of Substance: A discussion about developing media guidelines for reporting on alcohol, drugs, addiction and recovery Thursday 11 March 2021 10.00am-12.00pm Via Zoom Adfam, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and Scottish Recovery Consortium invite you to a discussion event for journalists, broadcasters, editors, press photographers and anyone with a role in developing […]

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Our New Holding On Project Is Open For Referrals

Our New Holding On Project Is Open For Referrals

Our project that was previously known as ‘Families as Lifesavers’ is now officially named ‘Holding On’. And it is open for referrals! The Holding On project aims to work with family members who are deeply concerned about their loved one’s substance use with a particular focus around drugs. Family members can self-refer to the service […]

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‘You Never Know Who Is Struggling’ – Catherine’s Story

‘You Never Know Who Is Struggling’ – Catherine’s Story

By Catherine (Family Member) It’s nearly five years now… five years in which so much in my life has happened. Milestones that my dad should have seen. My graduation from university, my first ‘adult’ job, my moving away from home, meeting my boyfriend and buying a house. All the milestones that my dad should have […]

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