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 Ariel on 23 January 2017 (0 comments)
Hi after a crappy Christmas time and my husbands drinking taking over everything he's finally admitted hes an alcoholic. Something i have also had to say out loud after knowing for a while. He's always loved a drink but i suppose when your just a couple you sort of accept it and if its not massively affecting your life carry.on with it! The drinkings got worse since we had our 2 beautiful children… read the full post
Posted by BlueButterfly1 on 22 January 2017 (0 comments)
My partner is an alcoholic. What can I do?nothing. She doesn't care where she drinks. How much she drinks. As long as she can drink it quickly and often. You read all the info. Don't argue with em while drunk. But what can I do? Don't enable them...don't sort out their debt etc...we'll I'm stuck. If I don't pay her bills, her half if the mortgage I lose everything. Not only do I pay fir everythin… read the full post
Posted by hrw on 19 January 2017 (0 comments)
I recently found out my boyfriend is using heroin. I found needles and burnt spoons in his bag months ago and when he told me it was for steroids I went along with it cause I was too scared to admit the truth. A while later he admitted he had been taking it and was addicted to it so I had to face up to the truth. I broke up with him and managed 3 weeks knowing he was sleeping in a tent until I got… read the full post
Posted by Tilly on 14 January 2017 (0 comments)
My boy is a lovely kind hearted young man and I love him very much but now I can't cope with him asking for money everyday, he was taken off of methadone and started put on Buprenorphine and I think he may be using on top ... this year things have got so bad that I told him go and die !! I can see he is struggling and I don't have the strength nor energy to help him .. it's like watching him behin… read the full post