Making sure that families that suffer from a substance abuse of one or more of their members are understood, encouraged and informed is our main goal at DrugFAM. We enthusiastically give trust to relatives, companions, and carers and never leave them in segregation, dread or obliviousness of national and local support in these difficult conditions.
DrugFAM provide support groups and those who attend our groups tell us they find the groups supportive in dealing with their family situation and with what they receive from our trained facilitators and other attendees. Many other services that can provide huge benefits when it comes to physical and mental health for individuals, as well as providing better lives for families with issues, are available at DrugFAM.
DrugFAM special interest is to safeguard children and helpless adults from exposure to substance abuse.
You've concern a child or adult is under threat of exposure to substance abuse effects from someone, share the information in confidence and we shall take initiative to identify a way out. Sharing information with relevant agencies may be included.
The people who attend our support group gatherings shared with us their positive impressions about groups, and tell us that assistance they receive there is of great value for them while sorting out their family problems.
In 2007, we made our first support group in High Wycombe, we are developing more groups in 8 different areas.
Theatre In Education
DrugFAM wants to educate and bring awareness about the risks of using drugs and alcohol which are badly affect them and their loved ones. We bring awareness and educate them through theatre and plays, one of the performance we do is, 'Mum, would you be able to loan me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family'.
We all need a helping hand from time to time, physically challenged persons more due to limitation of resources to manage issues in life. Two employees from the DrugFAM team will see them and talk with them about the ways that they are affected by their loved one's substance abuse or addiction, in an arranged session. This is applicable to people who have lost someone to addiction or people with active addiction in their families.
One To One Support
This provides information about family support groups and what they offer and how they function to family support groups newest members. Individual support group members have the opportunity to ask and share specific substance abuse concerns with the facilitator in private or public during these meetings is another added advantage achieved in these meetings.
It is not an ongoing relationship alongside or outside the group.
DrugFAM has in place six channels to offer moral support to grieving family members from substance abuse.
One on one support
Quarterly support groups
The Yearly Bereavement Addiction Conference Support
The Book "Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family"
DrugFAM drugs and alcohol awareness creation activities has had a tremendous influence on families since inception of the organization in 2006.
"Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family," authored by our founder is a bestseller and has been translated into Czech, Dutch, Danish and Polish.
It offers family members real life experiences regarding drug addiction. The book can be bought from eBay, Amazon or a bookstore.
The book has been performed more than 100 times in venues across the country, community centres, theatres, schools and prisons because it has been adapted as a Theatre in Education play. When next the play will be performed or commission should be find out.
Telephone And Email Support
We understand that living with addiction is not a 9-5 problem at DrugFAM. In most cases, weekends, evening and particularly holidays can be most stressful. The quickest and easiest way to get support and advice when you need it most is the telephone. We have a team of experts at service 24/7.