News — 2018

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.

Tickets now available for ‘From Where I Stand’ in Glasgow

You can now book tickets for our annual AGM and day-event in Glasgow, ‘From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use’.  We invite families, friends, organisations and professionals to join us from 10am-1pm to discuss in workshops families and the media, storytelling and how the arts can support family members to tell […]

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SAVE THE DATE: From Where I Stand - A Family Perspective on Substance Use

SAVE THE DATE: From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use

It’s time to get Saturday 10th November in your diaries We will be hosting ‘From Where I Stand – A Family Perspective on Substance Use’ on Saturday 10th November in Glasgow from 10am onwards. Along with our Annual General Meeting, we will explore how family members can share their experiences, through storytelling, creative arts and […]

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Let Us Not Forget Remembrance Ceremony

Let Us Not Forget Remembrance Ceremony

The Let Us Not Forget Remembrance Ceremony is this Thursday 6th September in George Square, 12:30pm-1:30pm 2,849 ‘Forget Me Not’ wooden flowers will be planted. Each flower represents a person who has died from an alcohol-related and drug-related deaths, and of suicide in 2017. We’re going to be there & you should too. Click here […]

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Info Booklet: Drugs, Risk Reduction & Overdose

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day There are many events taking place across the world to mark 31st August as International Overdose Awareness Day. Often on our calls we are asked about drugs, what they are and what you may have found in your home. You may want to know more about drugs and about […]

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Family Recovery Fund – open for another round!

The Family Recovery Initiative Fund offers one-off grants of up to £1500 to groups that support families affected by alcohol and drugs in Scotland. The Fund is designed to support independent groups led by family/ community members and is particularly keen to encourage applications from people wishing to set up a new group. The Fund […]

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Taking part in a study exploring the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)

Do you work with children, young people and families affected by others’ (e.g. parents, siblings, carers) alcohol use. Would you like to participate in a study into the impact of minimum Unit pricing in Scotland? NHS Health Scotland are doing this study to understand the possible role MUP may have in protecting children and young […]

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We have free codes to give away for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk!

We have free codes to give away for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk!

We have 5 codes to give away for free places to walk with us at this year’s Edinburgh Kiltwalk on the 16th September. Our CEO and her daughter are walking with us and we would love to have some other supporters – whether you support our work, have used our services, or just feel like […]

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Stigma to Respect - join us for the webinar!

Stigma to Respect – join us for the webinar!

The Partnership for Action on Drugs and Alcohol in Scotland (PADS) Communities Subgroup is hosting a webinar as part of its ongoing campaign against the stigmatising attitudes, behaviours and structures that are hindering people from seeking help for drug and alcohol problems. Join us if you want to find out what the subgroup is doing […]

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Our Impact 2017-18

Our Impact Report 2017/18 is now available to read. Our report reflects on the positive changes we’ve made in the lives of families and friends in Scotland who are worried about someone else’s alcohol or drugs use. With the launch of our strategy ‘It’s All Relative’ back in November, we have laid out our impact […]

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Drug-Related Death Statistics 2017

This year’s sharp rise in the drug-related death statistics has been widely predicted, but it is no less shocking. These are not just numbers, they are people, and they are people who have left behind a devastated family and community. This year hundreds of families have lost a loved one to drug-related death – those […]

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