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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

Relapse

Posted by Leigh on 19 June 2017 (0 comments)

I don't even know where to begin, my partner is a drug addict primarily cocaine but alcohol or any other drug also becomes a problem. We've already been through so much together. He went to prison for 3 1/2 years a year into our relationship and was clean for a while at the end of he's sentence. Upon release he relapses over and over and a lot of the time somehow blames me for not making our home… read the full post

Teenage son stealing and using drugs

Posted by Petaleyes on 16 June 2017 (0 comments)

My 16year old is steeling from myself and his brothers I know he is using drugs and I am so worried about him this is causing so much tension with the family they want me to throw him out which I don't want to do how can I do that to some one that I love and has a problem he also has Aspergers my emotions are all over the place trying to do the right thing for all of us

92 year old alcoholic, about to become a grandma

Posted by SunnyG on 15 June 2017 (0 comments)

My 92 year old mother in law lives with me an my husband. Although I am happily married and expecting a baby I cannot stop thinking about the effects my mother in law's drinking will have on our baby.
I am not sure where to turn to, but her drinking makes me really angry and worried about us as a family.
I don't want our baby to see an alcoholic in action and although her drinking is mostly contro… read the full post

I've lost all hope

Posted by Macca on 9 June 2017 (0 comments)

My 23 year old son is take drugs drinking and gambling so I've got a triple whammy . Such a lovely kid everyone loves him yet he is hiding this this dark secret life . He is so good at lying and covering his tracks he believes him self . He's had a good upbringing and good education yet he's turned into a lying deceitful dirty smell two faced nasty kid he steals off us and I think he steals from a… read the full post