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Episode 14 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs now live!

Episode 14 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs now live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this special episode, we are bringing you part one of ‘Mindfulness with Stephanie’ which will be a 3-part series. These short sessions will go through different practices and techniques for our listeners. Stephanie is a physiotherapist who is a […]

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Charities create toolkit for journalists to responsibly report on alcohol and drugs

Charities create toolkit for journalists to responsibly report on alcohol and drugs

View the toolkit here. The ‘Reporting of Substance Toolkit’ is an online resource for journalists and editors who are looking to report on alcohol and drugs with dignity and respect. The toolkit encourages journalists to follow key recommendations such as appropriate imagery and avoiding stigmatising language such as ‘user’ and ‘addict’. There is also the […]

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Scottish Families Book Group Review - 'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig

Scottish Families Book Group Review – ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer May’s book choice for our group was ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig.  ‘The Midnight Library’ centres around the main character Nora, who – disenchanted with her life – decides to die, struggling to see any reason to keep on living.  But in-between life and death, she finds […]

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We Are Nominated for Charity of the Year!!

We Are Nominated for Charity of the Year!!

We have been nominated for another award! This year in the Scottish Charity Awards, we are overjoyed to be nominated for Charity of the Year. It truly is such a privilege to be part of this category with all of the other incredible nominations. Last year we helped more families than ever, answering over 3000 […]

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Advocacy Skills Development for Families

Advocacy Skills Development for Families

We are looking for a panel of family members to be course advisors for our new Advocacy Skills Development course! You will help us create a programme families can work through to learn and develop skills to increase their knowledge and understanding of their Rights.  In turn, this can help families advocate on behalf of […]

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Scottish Families Book Group Review - ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean

Scottish Families Book Group Review – ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer April’s book choice for our group was ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean. ‘Girl A’ tells the story of the Gracie children, seven siblings who endure much at the hands of their parents, in the ‘house of horrors’ they grow up in. Narrated by Lexie, otherwise known as ‘Girl […]

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The Family Recovery College Is Back! Spring 2022 Course

The Family Recovery College Is Back! Spring 2022 Course

The Family Recovery College is back and starting on the 30th of April! The college offers a free informal 12-week online course, Understanding Substance Use and Holding on to Hope, for anyone living in Scotland concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. We will support you to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to support yourself […]

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How alcohol and drugs can impact your work or education as a family member

How alcohol and drugs can impact your work or education as a family member

If you are caring for your loved one, either voluntarily or involuntarily, having a ‘normal’ life such as going to work or school can be made more difficult. You may end up not attending school, missing classes, and not being able to complete homework. Going to college or university may become more difficult if you […]

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