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Families and carers

Support for Families

If you are living with, care for or are close to someone with an alcohol or drug problem this can mean that day to day life can be very difficult; many people feel that they can’t cope. However, it’s important for families to know that they are not alone and that help and support is available. It’s also important to remember that people can and do recover from drug and alcohol problems no matter how bad that problem might seem or how long it has gone on for.

Looking after yourself

Meridian Lanarkshire provide a free, Lanarkshire wide, community based, confidential, one-to-one alcohol and drug service for individuals and family members affected by alcohol and drug problems.

The Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs aim to support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drug misuse and raise awareness of the issues affecting them. For free confidential support and information call 08080 10 10 11.

FASS (Family Addiction Support Service) is a confidential support service for parents and adult family members affected by or concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug use. They offer support, counselling, advice and information to parents, spouses, partners and adult family members who, due to a loved one's alcohol or drug addiction, are feeling the negative impact which this has on them.

Families Anonymous also offer help to relatives or friends concerned about the use of drugs or related problems. Contact their helpline on 0845 1200 660 for support and information or to find out where their nearest support group meeting takes place.

There are also other support groups’ available locally where you can meet people living with the same issues, have a cup of tea and a chat! Please see below for groups available in your area:

  • Glenboig Family Support Group 
    07949 880857
  • Monklands Family Support Group
    87 Beechwood Drive
    Coatbridge ML5 4RB
    01236 421463
  • CASTAD (Care and Support for Those Affected by Drugs) Red Deer Centre, Alberta Avenue, East Kilbride, G74
    Tel: 07720 431246
  • Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups West Street Centre 123 West Street Glasgow, G5 8BA
    Tel: 0141 420 2050

Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups work with family, friends and partners of people with drug and alcohol problems. They offer advice, information, art therapy and counselling. Contact them for information on groups available.

Modified date: 02 Oct 14 


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