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 Anya on 26 April 2017 (0 comments)
My son started smoking weed when he was 14. I had my suspicions for a while and I had questioned him. He finally broke down and admitted everything to his Year Head at school. From then on I did everything in my power to try to get him to stop. I kept close tabs on him, making him ‘check in with me’ every couple of hours, never gave him cash as I’d been caught out that way before and I re… read the full post
Posted by Lilly Smith on 23 April 2017 (0 comments)
Ever since I can remember both my mum and dad have been addicted to alcohol. Don't get me wrong it's not like they sit at home all day drinking, they both work. As soon as they get back or have a day off their lives revolve around alcohol. I feel consumed by it, I try to get away from it but with my money troubles I have to live at home with them. When I was younger they use to leave me at home fo… read the full post
Posted by Sandy101 on 19 April 2017 (0 comments)
My mum is a drug addict, she has been for at least 15 years now. I am her only child and I am 22. She takes coke, heroin and maybe crack now and then. I have been with her through withdrawal of drugs and seen her at the lowest but then she takes drugs again to feel 'normal' or 'levelled'..
The last five years have been the worst for me, I've been working in jobs and making my own money which has… read the full post
Posted by worried very worried on 15 April 2017 (1 comments)
my sn whos 18 is now smoking hash all the time and going into massive outburts of verbal abuse , he is always swearing at me and demanding i do things and give him money , i left a very viliont relationship 6 years ago and at this time my oldest was taken into care for my own saftey as he had also got to the stage of drinking heavely and then flipping in me , so the decision was taken out of my ha… read the full post