News — 2020

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.

A COVID Christmas!

A COVID Christmas!

Christmas is an inescapable date in the calendar. Love it or hate it – we can’t avoid it! Even a global pandemic cannot stop the debates on who is hosting this year and how big a turkey do we really need? And it’s true that with the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 there has been comfort in […]

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Planning & Self-Care Over The Holidays

Planning & Self-Care Over The Holidays

Christmas can be a challenging time when you are supporting a loved one who uses alcohol and/or drugs. The perfect picture of the family around the dinner table that we are so used to seeing is very unrealistic for most of us and the pressure of spending time together as a family can cause anxiety […]

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Festive Helpline Opening Hours

Festive Helpline Opening Hours

The Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs Helpline will be running at a reduced capacity during the holidays. Our Helpline opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm. Our advisors will not be available for all of these hours but our answer machine message will be updated daily to reflect the times when […]

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Our CRAFT training is moving online - Book now for January 2021 dates!

Our CRAFT training is moving online – Book now for January 2021 dates!

We have moved our CRAFT training online for early 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and associated travel restrictions. However other aspects of the training will remain the same, including working with our colleague George Charlton to deliver exactly the same level and quality of certificated training! CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an […]

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#EveryDayForFamilies

#EveryDayForFamilies

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is marking the release of the 2019 drug-related death statistics on Tuesday 15 December with a week of activities running 14-18 December, highlighting that living with the impact of substance use is ongoing for families – it is not restricted to a single day. MONDAY 14 DECEMBER: LETTERS […]

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Our New Report - Lockdown and Beyond

Our New Report – Lockdown and Beyond

This year we have become used to hearing phrases such as ‘Stay at home – save lives’ and ‘Stay at home – stay safe’. However for families affected by someone else’ alcohol or drug use, this is not the case. Home can be a place of heightened risk and harm, a situation worsened by the […]

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Scotland surpasses 10,000 alcohol deaths in a decade

Scotland surpasses 10,000 alcohol deaths in a decade

With today’s release of the 2019 Alcohol-Specific Death statistics confirming a further 1,020 deaths last year, Scotland has reached a distressing total of over 10,000 alcohol deaths over the past 10 years. (2010-2019 total: 10,784[1]). Everything we have seen and heard about drinking patterns during COVID lockdown and the ongoing COVID restrictions suggests that alcohol […]

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Blog: How To Talk To Your Children About Alcohol

Blog: How To Talk To Your Children About Alcohol

Back in August, the Alcohol Health Alliance asked us to contribute to their blog on how to start a conversation with your child about alcohol. Our Senior Development Officer Claire Wadsworth was more than happy to share her top tips on opening up the conversation on drinking. We have cross-posted this blog with the original […]

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