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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

What to do for the best

Posted by helloworld on 26 June 2016 (0 comments)

Hello all,

About a month ago I found out that my older brother (41) is a cocaine addict. He has been taking cocaine for over 15 years, unbeknownst to our family. Of course, there were occasions now when looking back it should have been obvious, but for whatever reason - be it naivety or unwillingness to notice - I didn't put two-and-two together.

His long-term partner left him two Christmases ag… read the full post

Loosing hope

Posted by Granny of 8 on 23 June 2016 (2 comments)

Hi my name is Sheila my son 39yrs of age has been a drug addict for 14 yrs now with very brief periods of being clean. Well we've just had another bust up my health is poor and don't know how much more stress I can take well ive told him not to contact me again I was so angry and frustrated with him it's all the lies ive heard them so many times I could write a book I've told him when hes ready to… read the full post

hivcure

Posted by fgfgh s on 22 June 2016 (0 comments)

Hello I’m Annie Swash by name, I’m giving a testimony about Dr. Abuya the great Herbalist, he has the cure to all manner of diseases, he cured my HIV disease, though I went through different website I saw different testimonies about different herbalists, I was like: “Many people have the HIV cure why are people still suffering from it?” I though of it, then I contact Dr. Abuya via email, I… read the full post

Depression or Alcoholism???

Posted by miniatureone on 20 June 2016 (0 comments)

I have a wonderful partner, we've been together for 3 years. He has always liked a drink but on more than one occasion he has been violent & aggressive towards me, my children & our friends.  He is always so upset the next day, apologising etc.  He blames these outbursts on his "depression".  He takes antidepressants, prescribed by his GP.  My question is, does he drink because h… read the full post