Communities

Here you can interact and learn more about our work with communities. Feel free to make use of our Message Boards (you’ll need to Register first). Learn more about what we’ve been up to in our Blog and News sections. Read about how we find ways to strengthen communities across Scotland in the Your Community section – where you’ll find out more about the ALEC programme.



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Tuesday 8th Jan, 2019

New Year CRAFT Training – February 2019

The lovely George Charlton is making his way back up to Glasgow 19th and 20th February 2019 to deliver his informative and lively CRAFT training. The two-day course is £300 per person at Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX (our office). We regularly use CRAFT in our support groups and Telehealth service. CRAFT […]

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Friday 14th Dec, 2018

Helpline Festive Opening Hours

As it is nearing the Christmas holidays, our helpline hours will be a bit different than usual. If you don’t manage to get through to one of our advisers, please callback when an adviser is available in the times below to make sure you are able to speak to someone. Or you can email helpline@sfad.org.uk […]

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Staff Blogs

Our top 5 online support services

Friday 8th Feb, 2019

Our top 5 online support services

Share your thoughts and ideas of online services in our digital survey here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QS6LW2K A lot of the time, we phone organisations when we are looking for help – that’s why helplines are still very popular. Our own Scottish Families helpline takes up 40% of our monthly contacts, but at the same time our […]

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Tuesday 15th Jan, 2019

Rights, Respect, Recovery – Transformational Rights for Families

Justina Murray, January 2019 The development process for the new national alcohol and drugs strategy was not always straightforward. However when Joe Fitzpatrick, the Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport, launched ‘Rights, Respect, Recovery’ on 28 November 2018, we publicly welcomed this as introducing “transformational rights” for families. The strategy’s vision of a […]

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