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 Liam60 on 26 August 2016 (4 comments)
I feel I'm dying as my sadness bruises my lungs and my throat swallows hard
I'm aware of my nostrils warm and bitter flies as buzzing around the open door
My hope is gone and with it my last beating heart of hot air misplaced and out of join… read the full post
Posted by grace on 25 August 2016 (2 comments)
My husband has been an alcoholic for a number of years. He has been through detox once but it did not work. For years I have put up with the emotional abuse and blackmail, in and out of jobs so I have had to try and keep the family afloat and hiding his alcoholism from all our friends and family. After I found out he had an affair I began to stand up for myself and challenged his behaviour. He cou… read the full post
Posted by alexa99301 on 23 August 2016 (4 comments)
I am Alexa Peterson. I'm from america. I was going crazy when my
husband left me and my two kids for another woman 2 weeks ago after 17
years of marriage. We had a lovely marriage but he started a
relationship with a co worker who chased after him. He is living away
near his work and her and refuses to talk to me or to come home . I am
devastated and am finding it hard to cope . I wish I did not l… read the full post
Posted by Near the end on 22 August 2016 (3 comments)
Hi, please please please can someone help me.. I'm desparate and I've no where else to turn to.. I've been with my partner for 2 and a half years and his drink and drug use is now completely out of control. I don't know how much more I can take. It started off with him going missing at weekends when we first met and I thought he was just a bit of a jack the lad, the more I fell in love with him th… read the full post