This national conference focusses on end of life care for people with problematic alcohol and drug use. It will showcase findings from a unique research project exploring end of life care and problematic substance use. This will include the voices of people with experience, families, friends, carers, the professionals who work with them, and what existing evidence tells us.
The first Drugs, Alcohol, Women and Families Conference will focus on women, families and young people affected by substance abuse and will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to come together to discuss good practice.
Adfam’s Manifesto for Families: 5 Key Challenges for Supporting Families Affected by Drug and Alcohol Use
“You don’t have to use drugs to be affected by them.”
In 2010 Adfam identified five key challenges for families that the Government should address, identified by stakeholders across England. They were:
- Supporting families in their own right
- Involving families in treatment
- Monitoring effectiveness
- Public services thinking family
- Commissioning effectively
This research report analyses how domestic violence and abuse is more likely than not to occur within intimate partner relationships where one partner has a problem with alcohol or drugs. The aims of this research project were:
Adfam published this volunteering toolkit to provide all the information, policy, law and resources needed on volunteering, families and substance use.
The past 30 years has seen a huge amount of change in the policy, practice and politics around both families and drug/alcohol (‘substance’) use. Laws, behaviours and public perceptions have all altered substantially. As part of Adfam’s 30th birthday celebrations this document tracks the policy focus on the families of drug and alcohol users since 1984 – the year Adfam was founded.