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.

House of Lords Report urges for a new EU Alcohol Strategy

The European Union must act to combat alcohol-related harm, a Lords report urges today. New action by the EU should focus on measures it can take itself rather than relying on Member State action alone.  Alcohol abuse is the third highest cause of disease and death in Europe, the world region with the highest alcohol […]

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Scottish Government response to the Carers Legislation Consultation

The Scottish Government today published its response to the Carers Legislation Consultation which ran until April 2014. The main issues raised by the majority of respondents have been actioned by the Government. Scottish Families invited members and families to contribute to this consultation and a great many responded. We are very pleased to see that […]

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Scottish Recovery Consortium – ORT Recover Meetings

From Monday 16th February a new mutual aid fellowship is being piloted at 8 sites around Scotland. The ORT recovery meetings are aimed at people in recovery and those seeking recovery from Opiate Replacement Therapies like methadone and suboxone. Recovery activists from across Scotland have worked together intensively over the last 3 months to take […]

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“What Next?” Weekend Workshop – 14th/15th March 2015 in Edinburgh.

Due to the number of enquiries, feedback from previous participants, encouragement of the Scottish Recovery Consortium and given that we all desire a joyous lifetime recovery from alcoholism & drug addiction, another “What Next?” weekend workshop is planned for the 14th and 15th March 2015 in Edinburgh. This weekend is not instead of 12 step […]

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Drug & Alcohol Delivery Bulletin – January 2015

Latest news relating to alcohol and drug policy in Scotland – featuring Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and our work with the Grampian Family Support Forum. Grampian Family Support Forum (GFSF), a voluntary organisation, is active in offering family support and representing the voices of families affected by substance misuse. The Grampian area […]

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Alcohol can cause cancer – limit your intake

As we celebrate the World Cancer Day (4th February) and the achievements which have been accomplished in the area of cancer prevention, we need to remember about the less known causes of cancer such as alcohol consumption. Read more here.

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Drug Scope Drug Trend Survey Results 2014

The DrugScope annual snapshot survey of the UK drug scene was conducted in December 2014, and involved police, drug action teams and frontline drug workers in 17 towns and cities across the UK. For full details click here

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Kirkintilloch Recovery Café shortlisted for award

East Dunbartonshire Recovery Café were delighted to have been shortlisted for a Safer Communities 2015 Award. Announced on 20 January, the Café was among 70 submissions and was chosen as one of only 8 to go forward to the award finals in March, in the ‘Strengthening Community Engagement and Resilience’ category. The awards are run […]

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