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Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Our final goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it.

As well as providing support materials and training specifically for families and professionals, we inform policy development and campaign both locally and nationally for improved family support services.

Addiction doesn't just impact individuals – families are affected too. When someone in a family uses drugs or alcohol those around them can experience anger, betrayal, guilt, fear, isolation and loss of control. Lives can be devastated.

With the right support, families are better able to cope with these difficult emotions and influence better outcomes for themselves and the rest of their family.

Visit the website here to find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Older Carers Project:

Adfam has been funded by the City Bridge Trust for 3 years to deliver an exciting new project, to work with people aged 55+, living in London, who are affected by someone else's drug, medication or alcohol use.

Adfam are now facilitating a monthly support group for older people affected in this way, which will consist of a support session and an activity/relaxation session. This will train and empower the group, whilst also giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and eventually be part of a befriending scheme and/or social group, where older people help and support each other.

Further information and details of the next support group are available on the website here.

If you'd like to learn more (whether you are a carer or a professional) please email Oliver Standing: or call on 0207 5537640.

Postal address: Adfam, 25 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR
0207 553 7640 (please note this is not a helpline - see find help section on website for helplines)
0207 253 7991