Our mission is to improve support for families affected by drug and alcohol use.

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. provides information, local support groups and links to helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

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.

What our supporters think
"Learning from Adfam's resources and training has made a real difference to the work I do with families".

"Just a BIG thank you for the work you do".

Addiction doesn't just impact on 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.


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

  1. Knowing how to support a drug or alcohol user - and look after yourself - can be complicated and difficult. This is a good place to start. Adfam provides information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Victim Care

The Victim Care Unit refers victims with their consent only to the Organisations that display this badge

I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

Online: click here