News — 2015

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.

Alcohol pricing and purchasing among heavy drinkers in Edinburgh and Glasgow: Current trends and implications for pricing policies report

SHAAP has produced a summary of this important study by Professor Jonathan Chick and Dr Jan Gill which came out yesterday, looking at the purchasing behaviour of individuals with alcohol-related conditions in NHS settings in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It examined the relationship between heavy drinking and price and deprivation in each city and analysed the […]

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Bereavement Guidelines Launched – 23 June 2015

Three years ago the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society and the University of Stirling received funding from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to collaborate on a study focusing on understanding and responding to the needs of families bereaved from an alcohol or drug-related death. Often these families are left to cope […]

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SFAD Support Service Presents Chap at the Door and The Aftermath

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs & Family Addiction Support Service present Chap at the Door and The Aftermath Insight to the sacrifice, loss, struggles and hope families encounter in their battle with addiction. Joining forces with Create a Drama, 7 family members combine their stories to perform a unique family written two-part illustration […]

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SFAD launches national Bereavement Counselling Service

15th June 2015 Today Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) launches the first national Bereavement Counselling Service dedicated to families impacted by a drug-related death.  Families of substance misusers have acute support needs at the time of their loved one’s death.  The Scottish Families Bereavement Counselling Programme, funded by Scottish Government, will […]

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The Global Drug Survey 2015

Here are the results of the Global Drug Survey 2015: http://www.globaldrugsurvey.com/the-global-drug-survey-2015-findings/

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European Drug Report 2015

The European Drug Report Trends and Developments published today The main findings of the EMCDDA’s latest analysis of the drug problem in Europe point to a situation where longterm patterns and trends continue, but new developments in patterns of use and responses are emerging. The importance of global factors on drug supply and policy discussions […]

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Scottish Families – Update and Overview

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) aims to raise awareness of the impact of substance use on families and the crucial role they play in recovery. We provide advice and training to commissioners and services alongside supporting families and close significant others. The organisation has grown significantly over the last year; attached […]

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15 non-fatal intoxications associated with tablets containing ADB-FUBINACA in Hungary

The Hungarian National Focal Point has informed us that 15 persons were hospitalised between Monday and Thursday this week at the Toxicology Department of the Péterfy Hospital in Budapest after consuming tablets called 'Facebook' or 'Like'. The users either swallowed the tablets or crushed them and then sniffed the powder. All patients had the same symptoms: drowsiness, […]

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