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'The Young Team' - review from team member, Lena

‘The Young Team’ – review from team member, Lena

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer February’s book choice for our group was ‘The Young Team’ by Graeme Armstrong. Spanning the years 2004 – 2012, during which time Glasgow was named the ‘murder capital of Europe,’ this is a story about a boy who joins a gang. Entry to the gang gives him an […]

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How alcohol and drugs can affect your finances as a family member

How alcohol and drugs can affect your finances as a family member

Talking to your loved ones about money and having financial worries are everyday problems for many people across the world. But when your family is affected by alcohol and other drugs, financial issues can be a major issue and worry in your life. Paying Debts You may be cornered or begged to pay off the […]

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Epsiode 10 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Podcast Now Live!

Epsiode 10 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 Tich Watson who is the Scottish Families Connecting Families Development Officer and John Taylor who is the Friends and Family Lead for Turning Point. John is here to chat about his new book […]

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Family Support Around the Word: The Origins of CRAFT

Family Support Around the Word: The Origins of CRAFT

–  A series of blogs about families and substance use by our Policy and Research Assistant, Rebecca McColl At Scottish Families, CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is a key element of what we do. CRAFT was created by Dr Robert J. Meyers at the University of New Mexico, who first developed the program in 1976. […]

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Young People Affected by Drugs and Alcohol: How to Manage Negative Emotions

Young People Affected by Drugs and Alcohol: How to Manage Negative Emotions

– Written by our volunteer, Megan Being a young person affected by a family member’s drug or alcohol use can give a completely different set of challenges to those experienced by older adults. Much of the advice we hear for those worried about a loved one’s drinking or drug use isn’t necessarily helpful if you’re […]

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Proposed Right to Addiction Recovery (Scotland) Bill: How We Responded

Proposed Right to Addiction Recovery (Scotland) Bill: How We Responded

–  A series of blogs about families and substance use by our Policy and Research Assistant, Rebecca McColl. The Right to Recovery Bill was launched for consultation by Douglas Ross, MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) in October 2021. Scottish Families responded to the consultation in January 2022 after discussions with our team and our […]

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Support families in 2022 by taking on a fundraising challenge!

Support families in 2022 by taking on a fundraising challenge!

Happy new year everyone – we hope you’re ready to take on a fundraising challenge this year! Supernova Run (18th – 20th March 2022) Kiltwalk 2022 (various dates and locations) Edinburgh Marathon Festival (28th – 29th May 2022) Loch Ness Marathon (2nd October 2022) All of these events are ready to book now – just […]

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