Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

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Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. We give information and advice to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and we link them into local support. We also help people recognise and understand the importance of looking after themselves.

When we say family, we mean who you see as your family. It could be your spouse, your parent, your sibling, your partner, your friends, your friend’s family, your colleagues, your neighbours, and anyone we may have missed.

We were created in 2003 by families themselves who came together to support each other and campaign for recognition. We’ve grown a lot since then!

We support people through our helpline, bereavement support service, Telehealth (National one-to-one support), and our family support services in Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire, Forth Valley, Inverclyde and South Lanarkshire (in collaboration with a peer led family support charity). We also deliver workforce development through our training courses, communications and campaigning work, our young person’s project ‘Routes’ in East and West Dunbartonshire, and wider community development including our Connecting Families programme.

We are one of the Scottish Government’s Nationally Commissioned Organisations (NCOs) for alcohol and drugs and are recognised as Scotland’s leading charity for families affected by alcohol and drugs.

Last updated 14/04/2021



Contact information

0141 465 7523
helpline@sfad.org.uk
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Services


  • Scottish Families Aberdeenshire family support service offers support to any relative, friend or loved one who has been affected by someone else...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Support Network, Peer Support, Support Group, Children & Families


    Aberdeenshire

  • If you are 16yrs of age or over and have you lost a loved one and that loved one used substances in their life prior to dying. We are here to s...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, End-of-life Care, Bereavement, Support Network, Children & Families


    Scotland

  • Forth Valley Family Support Service is run by Scottish Families and offers support to any relative, friend or loved one who has been affected by...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Support Network, Peer Support, Support Group, Children & Families


    Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire and Stirling, Falkirk

  • Scottish Families Inverclyde family support service offers support to any relative, friend or loved one who has been affected by someone else’s ...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Support Network, Peer Support, Support Group, Children & Families


    Inverclyde, Inverclyde

  • Telehealth is our free 1:1 support service where support is given over the phone, through email, FaceTime or NHS Attend Anywhere. Telehealth ses...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, eHealth, Children & Families


    Scotland

  • All in the Family is a collaboration between Scottish Families South Lanarkshire Family Support Service and My Support Day a peer led family sup...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Support Network, Peer Support, Support Group, Children & Families


    South Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire

  • Scottish Families East Dunbartonshire family support service offers support to any relative, friend or loved one who has been affected by someon...

       
    • 08080 101011
    • Website
    • Service Areas
    • This service is under the category: Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Addiction, Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Support Network, Peer Support, Support Group, Children & Families


    East Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire