News — 2014

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.

Glass of Wine as Harmful as Three Shots

Duncan Selbie, head of Public Health England, has said that drinking a glass of wine is as harmful as downing three shots of vodka as he warned about the dangers of drinking.  Full report found here  

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Support Scottish Families on #GivingTuesday

The holiday season is a time of joy and peace, but for families affected by substance misuse it is also a time of fear and anxiety.  Family members are plagued with worry about their loved one’s choices during festive celebrations and the impact those choices will have on the entire family.  It is especially challenging […]

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Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2015

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) and Alcohol Focus Scotland are co-hosting the next Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh from 7-9 October 2015. For full details and booking go to: GAPC 2015 flyer

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Family support crucial in recovery from addiction

Families are crucial contributors to recovery from a drug or alcohol problem, according to a new report from VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) which draws on the experiences of hundreds of carers supported by their Family Support Addictions service in Edinburgh. The report – Family role in recovery: The positive impact of family support […]

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2015 Global Drugs Survey

Scots are being encouraged to share their experiences as part of the biggest survey of drug use worldwide. How will Scots drink and drug habit compare with other nations around the world?

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Everyone has one, but are you brave enough to share it?!

Support Scottish Families by participating in our Christmas fundraiser.  This year Scottish Families wants to see your most awkward family photo and share it in our Christmas calendar fundraiser.  Family can be who you consider your nearest and dearest including any furballs or other pets.  Your participation will help bring a smile or a chuckle […]

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WHO Guidelines – Community management of opioid overdose

WHO have issued recommendations around naloxone which highlight ‘People likely to witness an opioid overdose should have access to naloxone and be instructed in its administration to enable them to use it for the emergency management of suspected opioid overdose.’ WHONaloxone.pdf

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The University of Life in Recovery – Programme

The University offers free weekend courses that focus on areas of life that can need careful handling in order to sustain long-term recovery from addiction. The courses are taught by the recovery community’s own wisdom carriers; weathered by the experience of years of recovery from what life throws at us all, previously addicted or not.  […]

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Number of licensed premises linked to alcohol-related illness and deaths

A new study, being presented at Alcohol Focus Scotland's national licensing conference today, finds neighbourhoods in Scotland with the most licensed premises have alcohol-related death rates more than double those in neighbourhoods with the fewest.  Read the report summary The study, commissioned by Alcohol Focus Scotland and undertaken by researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and […]

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Scottish Families AGM 2014

Our next Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 29th November, 2014 at 2pm in The Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling. If you are a member and wish to be in attendance please email by Friday 14th November 2014.  

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