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 lily7890 on 5 December 2016 (1 comments)
im a 14 year old gilr and i have drug and alcahol problems,my dad dies when i was 9 and ive been depressed since,i got into the wrong crowd and then it became my life,it made me forget all my pain,but now it just is an addiction,never try drugs or alcahol.
Posted by Mel on 30 November 2016 (0 comments)
My sister is 29 and has a little boy. She has just gone through a 6 month rehab programme, but I fear she might be struggling and possibly on the verge of a relapse. She has on 3 occasions I know of had a drink since she has left rehab - I just do not know what to do to help her and I am very worried about my nephew having to go through the same situation as before.
Posted by Elli on 19 November 2016 (1 comments)
My daughter is 31. She has been having terrible problems with alcohol for about 6 or 7 years. As time goes on she just gets worse and worse. Of course her drinking means that she ends up in the company of some pretty awful people. Drinkers of course. These men that she finds only seem to make her life so much worse. She then drinks more to get away from her terrible life and so it goes on.… read the full post
Posted by annalouise on 18 November 2016 (1 comments)
There are 200,000 grandparents and family members raising up to 300,000 children. Many give up work to care for these children and end up in poverty. 7 in 10 are stressed, depressed or isolated. They raise these children without any financial, practical or emotional support.(These facts/ figures are directly from the grandparents plus organisation.) These people are called kinship carers and I am… read the full post