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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

so sad

Posted by Tatey63 on 3 April 2018 (0 comments)

i have been married almost 30 years to my husband we have two children who are grown up our son has autism but is fairly high functioning. my husband has always drunk heavily not every single day but huge episodes of binge drinking all his 4 siblings are the same eldest one died at 38 and others are either alcohol dependant or alcoholic i am now reaching the end of my tether its wearing me down i… read the full post

Alcohol and methadone abusing family members

Posted by Susan70 on 31 March 2018 (0 comments)

Hi everyone, 

I’d appreciate advice on how to cope.
A year ago I discovered my son had become an alcoholic. Not just drinking too much but apparently drinking until he was almost Comotose. Absolutely unable to move or speak coherently. His wife said he needed half a bottle of vodka just to ‘get going’ in a morning.
We got him into a residential rehab prog. He came out sober and seemed fine.… read the full post

Diphenhydramine hell

Posted by MarshMallow on 30 March 2018 (0 comments)

My Nytol Hell (Diphenhydramine)

Thinking the other day about what was the lowest point in my life. I had to really think hard because there has been so many. There have been some equally high points in my life to I but I'll come to that later. I want to talk you about my lowest point, made one hell if a lot worse from drug and substance abuse  one of these substances nearly ended my life. It is r… read the full post

Hayley’s Story

Posted by Rosemary on 21 March 2018 (4 comments)

My daughter was born in 1980 a bright child who struggled at school with ADHD got into difficulty with drugs at about 16. Her son Luke is 21 this year and her daughter is 16 and is fostered with a family. Hayley’s drug addiction worsened and gave birth to her daughter under the influence of heroin. Hayley was abused by a gang who drugged her and held her captive. For many years her father myself… read the full post