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Improving life for
 families affected by
  drugs and alcohol


Drug and alcohol use can threaten and ultimately destroy family relationships and wellbeing. We empower family members and carers, support frontline workers and influence decision-makers to stop this happening.

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Do you have a loved one who uses drugs/alcohol

and struggles with a mental health problem? Our monthly peer support & advocacy group for families supporting someone with a dual diagnosis next meets Fri 7 Sept, 11am-3pm in London. Email Rob for more info: r.stebbings@adfam.org.uk

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Do you support a child or young person affected by parental substance use?

Read our Journeys booklet “When parents take drugs” to help them discuss their life and feelings and be reassured that they are not alone and that there are people who can help.

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"Having Hep C is not a trivial thing, being around someone with it is not a trivial thing. It leaves marks and scars on the people around them.”

Read our report which examines the impact of hepatitis C on families of people who inject drugs: bit.ly/2uwlBGy

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The Gary Seaman Award is for an outstanding practitioner/volunteer who has made a real difference to families affected by drugs and alcohol. Nominate someone here: bit.ly/2LVo6wN

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Great to hear about new @UKSMARTofficial family and friends group in Westminster. Starts 17th Sept running every Monday 6-7.30 at CGL on Old Queen St. If you're affected by a loved one's drug/alcohol use search our map to find a support group near you: bit.ly/2Negguf

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In 2017, we supported and worked with over 1,300 family members affected by drug or alcohol use. Read more in our latest Impact Report: bit.ly/2zK7v9m

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How do you talk to a loved one about their drug or alcohol use? Family members in Greenwich recommended trying to be calm and remaining neutral. Read other top tips: bit.ly/2KVFwsH

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Want to make a difference supporting kin care families in Peterborough? We're looking for energetic individuals experienced in working with children to support trips & activities on our kin care project. Paid & volunteer positions available. Find out more: bit.ly/2weK7Mc