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General family support services
Bereavement services

General family support services

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs support anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland, Helpline 08080 10 10 11

Scottish Families has a directory of support services across Scotland for people who are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use, and those concerned about their own use.

We Are With You provide support to people experiencing alcohol or drug use and to family members. They have a range of services across Scotland -

ADFAM provide support to family members affected by alcohol or drug use -

Al-Anon provides support meetings for people affected by someone  else’s alcohol use -

The Nicholas Mills Foundation, operating as DrugFAM, provide a lifeline of safe and caring support to families, friends and partners affected by a loved one's harmful use of drugs, alcohol or gambling -

Families Anonymous has active groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Hamilton.

Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA) has a remit to provide advice, information and targeted interventions on all alcohol and drug-related issues in Aberdeen city and shire -



Alcohol Change UK provide a list of organisations that can support family members affected by alcohol use -

SHAAP guidance on heavy drinkers wishing to cut down -

Bereavement services

Scottish Families Bereavement Support Service supports anyone aged 16+ who has lost a loved one through alcohol or drugs, including access to free counselling sessions., Helpline 08080 10 10 11

Cruse Bereavement Support provide information for people affected by the death of someone due to alcohol or drugs - Their helpline number is 0808 808 1677.

BEAD provides information to loved one's affected by the death of someone due to alcohol or drugs -

The Compassionate Friends provide support to parents and families affected by the death of a loved one - Their helpline number is 0345 123 2304. They also have information for those affected by the death of someone due to alcohol/drugs -

Support for young people

​Childline provide support to children and young people affected by parental alcohol and drug use. Their helpline number is 0800 1111.


Children Harmed by Alcohol Toolkit (CHAT) is a resource for families affected by alcohol use -

CHAT also have a website for young people concerned about or affected by someone else’s drinking -

The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation is a drug and alcohol education charity that aims to support young people to make safe choices about drugs and alcohol and reduce harm. We do this through increasing understanding of the effects and risks, and helping to develop life skills and resilience -

Nacoa provide support to anyone affected by a parent’s drinking -

Re-Solv Scotland provide support to children, young people and families affected by solvent abuse -

Support for parents

NSPCC provide information about drugs or alcohol for parents -

Young Minds provides information to parents who are worried about their child’s use of drugs or alcohol -

Support for young people
Support fo parents
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