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Adfam for Families

People with a drug user or drinker in the family often take months and even years to look for help. Adfam provides a place where families can take that first step and find information about where to get the expert support and advice they need.

It was such a relief to talk to someone who was sympathetic to my situation and who didn't judge me for having the feelings I had. Talking to someone about how I was feeling gave me the strength to cope with things better.

Why not share your story or read about other's experiences on our blog? Or if you're looking for advice or support, you could read the what should I do section of our site or search for a local support group using our map.

Our partner organisation The Icarus Trust provide a 'Family & Friends' information support service - get help online.

Latest Posts from the Share Your Story Blog

cocaine addiction - past

Posted by pickles on 7 December 2017 (0 comments)

Hi 4 years ago i had progressively got into Cocaine not knowing the extent at the time jow bad it had got as you become very good at lying etc,  i was martied 3 children and had become friends with this new vibrant youbger mum at the school life seemed more fun.  Then as our friendship evolved she and her partner was selling it so most times i had for free and i became gutty. Then as money started… read the full post

Husband - Cocaine - Escorts

Posted by Taylor on 4 December 2017 (1 comments)

My husband takes cocaine. No everyday but every so often he will go on a binge and he will end up going to escorts. Our normal day to day life is fine. It is when he does this that it breaks me down. I don't know what to do and I have nobody to talk to.

Cannabis is ruining my family

Posted by Stevie on 4 December 2017 (4 comments)

I felt very lucky to have been blessed with 3 beautiful boys but it was hard work, particularly with the older two, as they were both naughty and got into trouble at school. The older boy was very successful and continues to do extremely well in his working life, however he is addicted to smoking pot. He works very hard but away from his job, all he does is smoke cannabis. Our middle son is even w… read the full post

Frustrated and emotional

Posted by May on 29 November 2017 (0 comments)

I got Married a year ago to my childhood sweetheart from the age of 17, I am now 31 and have been through many different situations which lead us to break up and get back together. When we finally decided this is what we wanted, we got married but it was shortly after that I noticed a change in his behaviour and looking rather withdrawn and spending alot of time in the toilet. I would look through… read the full post