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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

Hope

Posted by Bunny on 27 September 2016 (0 comments)

Hi my son is in his 14th year of alcohism,and 2 years ago i hit my rock bottom,my life in dealing with his illness and all the worry anxiety and constant state of panic had deeply affected my health,i really didnt want my life to continue any longer.
I found al-anon and 2 years later i am a completely  renued woman,
I followed the suggestions to keep coming back to the meetings,i got a sponsor and… read the full post

If I could turn back time

Posted by joan22 on 10 September 2016 (1 comments)

If you are young enough and strong enough and you are so fed up with being lied to and used, and feel your health is being damaged as a result of worry - walk away. Walk and keep on walking, and don't look back. Yes, it will hurt, but five, ten, fifteen years down the road you will be so, so pleased you did. I wish I had. I have endured the never-ending lies, begging, crying, prison visits, no rea… read the full post

Had it all. Lost it all

Posted by Sillver Surfer on 7 September 2016 (1 comments)

To every body that knew him my husband was a successful person.  He had Grand children who doted on him and family members that had told him how concerned they were about his drinking. He had been warned on several occasions. However he has been a functioning alcoholic  for the past 12years.   Sadly both his parents died within 6 months of each other and instead of accepting the help that he was o… read the full post

My brothers using again after a year clean

Posted by Charlotte on 4 September 2016 (1 comments)

So I just found out today that my brother 26 yrs old has started using heroin and crack cocaine again after being clean for nearly a year. He was in a 12 step recovery rehab programme yet he's still gone back to the drugs. He's been using constantly now for 2 weeks and has been kicked off his programme and out of his flat. Two christmas's ago he nearly lost his leg due to severe injuries from inje… read the full post