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Episode 12 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Now Live!

Episode 12 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 episode we speak to Kirsten Holland, the Fife Family Support Development Officer here at Scottish Families. She updates us on the service (after being in post for nearly a year!) and tells us about her exciting presentation with […]

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Online Humour vs Ridicule

Online Humour vs Ridicule

– Written by our volunteer, Megan When it comes down to what makes something funny or not, trying to pinpoint why something personally makes us laugh can be tricky. Not only are personalities vastly diverse and influenced by individual experiences and culture but there are also many different styles of humour. In social situations, humour […]

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AlphaBiolabs ‘gives back’ and supports Scottish Families

AlphaBiolabs ‘gives back’ and supports Scottish Families

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a partner in AlphaBiolabs ‘Giving Back’ scheme for a second year. So far AlphaBiolabs has donated over £30,000 to good causes in the UK, supporting those affected by drugs, alcohol, poverty, violence, and child protection issues. We are thrilled to be their chosen […]

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A New National Care Service: Analysis Update

A New National Care Service: Analysis Update

–  A series of blogs about families and substance use by our Policy and Research Assistant, Rebecca McColl In February 2022, the Scottish Government published its analysis of responses submitted to the National Care Service Consultation in October 2021, to which Scottish Families responded jointly with Scottish Recovery Consortium. You can view our full response here […]

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Epsiode 11 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Podcast Now Live!

Epsiode 11 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Podcast Now Live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode, we are joined by Lena McMillan – the Forth Valley Family Support Development Officer for Scottish Families, and Beverly who is a volunteer with us. They chat about our Scottish Families book group which has now been […]

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Scottish Families Book Group Review - 'The Herd' by Emily Edwards

Scottish Families Book Group Review – ‘The Herd’ by Emily Edwards

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer March’s book choice for our group was ‘The Herd’ by Emily Edwards.  Elizabeth and Bryony, the main characters in this story, have been friends for a long time. They are quite different in their approaches to life but are the best of friends, spending lots of time together […]

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The Renfrewshire Family Recovery College 2022 - Information Sessions

The Renfrewshire Family Recovery College 2022 – Information Sessions

The Family Recovery College (FRC) course is back 30th April 2022 for people living in Renfrewshire! You can attend our information sessions on Tuesday 5th April 2022 10am-11.30am or Monday 11th April 6pm-7.30pm to learn more about the college. Contact Debra debra@sfad.org.uk / 07379830357 for any enquiries. If you do not live in Renfrewshire but […]

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Bound Together: Interview with John Taylor 'Alcohol Stole My Mum'

Bound Together: Interview with John Taylor ‘Alcohol Stole My Mum’

The following Q&A session was between our Connecting Families Development Officer Richard Watson and the Friends and Families Lead of Turning Point John Taylor. John is here to chat about his new book ‘Alcohol Stole My Mum’, he shares his experiences, journey, and the process behind writing his book. Alcohol Stole My Mum: Order a […]

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Alcohol Culture in the Workplace

Alcohol Culture in the Workplace

–  By our volunteer, Beverly Have you ever thought about your workplace’s drug and alcohol policy? I hadn’t given it much thought until suddenly the news was full of reports of a “culture of drinking” at Downing Street. It seems obvious that you shouldn’t drink or take drugs at work, why would your employer even […]

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