Grampian views sought on drugs and alcohol support

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (‘Scottish Families’) is launching a Grampian wide survey to ask families, partners and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs to give their views on the family support needed locally and the barriers experienced in accessing support.

If someone uses drugs or alcohol in a problematic way it does not only affect that person, it also affects the people around them, their families, partners and friends.

They too may need help to cope with the situation and to support their loved one to tackle the problems associated with addiction.

Scottish Families have recently appointed a Grampian Family Support Development Officer to develop a wider range of family support services in Grampian and to help families affected by a loved one’s alcohol and/or drug misuse to have their needs met.

The Grampian Family Support Survey 2014 aims to identify the gaps in support provision and to address the barriers experienced by family members.

The survey can be accessed via survey monkey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RQKGQGF or through local family support services, or by sending an email to tanja@sfad.org.uk