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.
Posted by Funhaha on 20 August 2017 (0 comments)
My partner never told me he was on coke. I was unfortunate to find out after we had our son. He went away with some "friends" a week after I came out of hospital and left me with baby and 2 dogs. No phone calls no texts. Maybe I should have got out then but I loved and sill do love him. When he came back he seamed to have changed. Our sex life has always been good but once baby came alon… read the full post
Posted by Illustroanimus on 17 August 2017 (0 comments)
Hi this is my first time here, my wife is now regularly consuming 2 bottles of wine a day to try and block out things from the past, and its now, or really been a long time brewing a problem. She knows it's an issue but she is still in denial. I love her dearly but seeing her sink into alcoholism is destroying me. I don't know what to do or how to help her. If I don't bring wine home she turns in… read the full post
Posted by Shermie89 on 15 August 2017 (0 comments)
My husband and I got married last year in August and during our courtship I knew he drank alcohol but it was never on a regular basis. We have been faced with a number of problems during our first year of marriage. Early January i noticed a change in my husband's behaviour especially after a long time friend's marriage ended. He became frustrated more when we were rejected by a number of churches… read the full post
Posted by sutkina on 15 August 2017 (0 comments)
my hubby been doing coke daily since age 18. the first part of his life until age 40 was life like a rock star, no worries on money as he had wealthy parents, when they died and he had to manage his funds, he now is broke, working in a kitchen (he chooses that career, even though he has qualitfications, degree from ivy school) every month, he hands me 1/2 the rent, and not even half the expens… read the full post