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.

Licensing Boards need to use their powers to protect communities from alcohol harm

A new report published today by Alcohol Focus Scotland calls on the Scottish Government, local authorities and licensing boards to do more to protect communities from alcohol harm.   An analysis of twenty-five licensing boards’ policy statements by Alcohol Focus Scotland found that while some progress has been made in how boards are controlling the […]

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Scottish Families New Telehealth Programme

Scottish Families, as a national organisation, is well aware of the lack of availability and the inconsistency of services throughout Scotland to families affected by alcohol and drugs.  With a clear focus on supporting family members of a loved one with problem substance use we presently provide direct support to families in various locations throughout […]

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Consultation on review of National Care Standards

The Scottish Government is seeking views on developing quality standards for health and social care. The standards are for a broad range of health and social care services and will apply to anyone using the service. Families affected by a loved one’s substance misuse may have additional cause to use these services because of the […]

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World Hepatitis Day – July 28th 2014

As some of you may be aware it is World Hepatitis Day on the 28th of July. Hepatitis remains largely ignored and unknown so it is important to raise awareness of this “silent killer”. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, known […]

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FASS Press Release June 2014

The aim of this conference was to bring together organisations that offered supports to Kinship Carers to raise awareness of the various issues affecting these carers, giving them an opportunity to hear about other services and the supports available to Kinship Carers in that area. To read more on this subject check out the following: FASS_Press_Release.pdf

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Expert group to review Scotland’s approach to new drugs

An expert group is to be established to review the powers which are currently available in Scotland to tackle the sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPS), commonly known as ‘legal highs’. The announcement, which builds on the conclusions of the Scottish Government summit on new drugs in April, was made by the Minister […]

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Family Recovery 2014 Conference A Huge Success

On Friday, 30 June, Scottish Families held the Family Recovery 2014 Conference.  There was a remarkable turnout of 189 attendees from all over Scotland.  A big thank you to Aberdeen City ADP for sponsoring the conference and allowing Scottish Families to share information on family recovery.  Families can and do recover. Presentations from the Family […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SFAD Annual Conference

On 30th May 2014 Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) annual conference Family Recovery 2014, funded by Aberdeen City ADP, will take place in Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Scottish Families are one of four commissioned organisations tasked by the Scottish Government to help deliver Scotland’s drug and alcohol strategies as well […]

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Future Model for Community Justice – SFAD Consultation Briefing Paper

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to change the way community justice is delivered in Scotland. The Future Model for Community Justice consultation process is open until 2nd July 2014. Scottish Families will use this consultation process to engage with our members and families and provide an opportunity for their views to be heard. […]

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Minimum Unit Pricing Decision Once Again Delayed

Today the Court of Session ruled to refer the decision to implement minimum unit pricing in Scotland to the Court of Justice of the European Union. In response, Christine Duncan, CEO of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs said: “Scottish Families is very disappointed at the prospect of yet another delay.  MUP would go […]

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