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 Singlemummy on 19 October 2016 (0 comments)
Firstly -my husband through NA (can not rate it highly enough, but only when the addict is ready) has reached 60 days clean! So hopefully this story will have a happy ending....
I found out about his coke use 6 months into our relationship and took out loans and lent money (£40,000 to date) to pay off the bailiffs and his pay day loans and credit cards every year or so since then. I believed the… read the full post
Posted by Panda on 18 October 2016 (2 comments)
I would like to share my story, hopefully someone here can relate and i can move forward in my life without feeling hate and resentment towards my now ex boyfriend of 2 years and his family..well his Mother who I once had the utmost respect for, but now it's lost. My boyfriend and I was very much in love, we were great friends for 6 months before we got together, he lived at mine for a year… read the full post
Posted by GAF2016 on 18 October 2016 (2 comments)
Hi I am a broken hearted Mum of a 27 year old cocaine addict. I have been trying to "fix" him for over a year now. I am 21,000 in debt and I don't know which way to turn now. I can go on and on with all that has happened over the last two years, but I don't think there will be enough space on here!! I have done Counselling 1on1 and nothing is really helping me to cope and help my son… read the full post
Posted by Jean Joyce on 17 October 2016 (1 comments)
I have covered up my son's drug addiction for years. He is 33 now and is guilt ridden and hates himself. When he fights his addiction and has good days he is a helpful, kind supportive son. But his demon is crack cocain which eats away at his brain and his weakness. Over the years i have paid out thousands of pounds to drug dealers in fear of what they will do/have done to him and to stop the… read the full post