Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

The Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) proudly commissions Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs in Inverclyde.

The service works towards the principal actions for families outlined in “Families Affected by Drug and Alcohol Use in Scotland: A Framework for Holistic Whole Family Approaches and Family Inclusive Practice” (2021).

SFAD offers a range of support such as:

  • Choice in service response for individuals such as family group work and one-to-one support.
  • Support services provided across a range of communities which has the aim of reducing barriers to access.
  • Support tailored to meet the family support needs of distinct groups within our community.

SFAD delivers support across localities in Inverclyde, supporting access and participation. Support for families is focused on empowerment, building on existing strengths within the family and the wider community.

Families can ‘reach in’ and not have to be ‘referred to’ in order to receive support. Support is for those aged 16 and over who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. 

  • Families are better able to cope where others (family member or loved one) alcohol and drug use is impacting their lives.
  • Families involved with the service have coping mechanisms and experience less stress.

Those who access the family support service will have improved wellbeing as a result of the support provided and this will include:

  • Relationships 
  • Mental Health 
  • Physical Health
  • Social Engagement  

Family inclusive practice holds families at the heart of service design, implementation, evaluation and workforce processes, as well as family inclusive systems change, and this is demonstrated by the service.

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