News — 2021

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'These are key relationships that I needed to keep well – work, love, and family.' - Alcohol Awareness Week

‘These are key relationships that I needed to keep well – work, love, and family.’ – Alcohol Awareness Week

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2021, the theme is Alcohol and Relationships. The following blog has been written by our Connecting Families Development Officer Tich. Before I stopped drinking over 5 years ago, every relationship I had, every single one, was impacted by my substance use problem – my alcoholism. Employers had to have those difficult […]

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A Year With Holding On Webinar

A Year With Holding On Webinar

Thursday 2nd December 2021 1.00pm – 2.00pm  Holding On is nearing its 1 year anniversary! To mark the occasion, we’re hosting a webinar where we’ll tell you the story so far with the service, and you’ll hear from our Holding On team on the support they are providing. Holding On supports family members who are […]

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A Morning with Scottish Families and Friends - Virtual AGM

A Morning with Scottish Families and Friends – Virtual AGM

This year we are focusing on new developments and partnerships. The final programme will be issued the week before the event, but the draft programme includes the following … I Am Not Alone – A Film and Documentary About ‘Routes’ Online premiere of a new short film by the young people of ‘Routes’ which explores […]

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Episode 6 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

Episode 6 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode, we are joined with George Charlton from George Charlton Training & Consultancy Services. We’re here to talk about positive communication, a module in the programme CRAFT. CRAFT is Community Reinforcement and Family Training and is an evidence-based […]

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Avoiding Communication Traps (Talking With Your Loved One)

Avoiding Communication Traps (Talking With Your Loved One)

At Scottish Families, we use a programme called CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) in our Support Services. We believe it gives the best possible outcomes for anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. It teaches the best ways to make small but powerful changes in your life. CRAFT helps you to think […]

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Family Support Around the World: Iran

Family Support Around the World: Iran

A series of blogs about families and substance use by our Policy and Research Assistant, Rebecca McColl. In July 2021, researchers Azam Pilevari and Mohammed Zahedi Asl published an article regarding the effectiveness of The Congress 60 Treatment Method (DOI). Congress 60 (C60) is an independent organisation based in Iran and works to reduce substance […]

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Support for Bereaved Families

Support for Bereaved Families

Help families who have lost a loved one to alcohol and drugs access professional counselling across Scotland, breaking down barriers that may exist to getting help. ‘This is the first time I have felt heard. I felt like I couldn’t really talk about my son cause of the looks I got. Having someone to talk […]

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