Participate in Adfam Survey: Caring as a Result of Somebody Else's Substance Use

The purpose of this survey is to paint a better picture of what it is like to support someone with drug or alcohol problems. A clearer understanding of the issue will help the charity and social sector to effectively support you.  

You will be asked questions about how a loved one’s drug or alcohol problems have affected your life, what support you have found useful, and what support you would like to see made available.

We understand that relationships can blur when drug and alcohol is involved; you may provide day to day practical support to someone who misuses drugs or alcohol, or you may help care for their children. You may live with someone with substance use problems, or you may have very little contact with them. In any case, if you consider yourself to look after or contribute to looking after a loved one as a result of someone else's substance use, we want to know more about your experience, and we want to know how to help.

This survey will close on Friday 10 May.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

When trying to figure out how to help your son or daughter struggling with substance use, one of the most helpful things to do is to understand why they’re using in the first place.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

El Departamento de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), transmitió el viernes 26 de abril de 2019, la sesión “Crianza y problemas de conducta en niños y adolescentes”. La ponente fue la Dra. Diana Guízar.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

El apoyo familiar es fundamental en la recuperación de los hijos.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Si tenés la sospecha que tu hijo consume drogas, te brindamos estos pasos que debés considerar para llevar esta situación adecuadamente.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Scientist Nora D. Volkow fulfills an unlikely childhood dream to understand the brain. The World Science Festival and The Moth team up to bring to the stage scientists, writers and artists to tell stories of their personal relationships with science.

Recovery Connects 2019

Event Date
City
Glasgow
Country
United Kingdom

The Recovery Collective are pleased to announce Scotland's first ever alcohol and drug-free festival Recovery Connects at Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th May!

Alongside an amazing line up of acts, the festival will also provide addiction, mental health and homelessness services, recovery communities and local social enterprises an opportunity to set up stalls to promote the work they do whilst also entertaining the crowd with a range of family-based activities. 

Event Language

English

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

There is nothing quite like speaking to someone else who has been in your situation. Our Parent Coaching program pairs those seeking additional guidance and support with a trained parent volunteer who has also traveled the path of dealing with a child’s substance use.

Strong Families Programme

The Strong Families Programme is a family skills prevention programme that was developed and piloted in Afghanistan with the support of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Taking into account the sustainable development goals, the programme supports caregivers to be better parents and strengthen positive age-specific and age-appropriate family functioning and interactions. The intervention is particularly designed for families in challenging settings. 

This publication outlines the background, the values and philosophies, as well as the different components and structure of the programme. It also provides evidence of the programme success in reducing negative child behaviour and increasing well-being.

Families First

The misuse of alcohol can have serious, and detrimental, effects on the health and wellbeing of children and families. Alcohol and Families Alliance believe current policy does not sufficiently protect family members. The aim of AHA is to reduce the harms experienced by children and families affected by alcohol use.

Families First sets out the key policy positions of the Alcohol and Families Alliance. 

The publication provides detailed descriptions, facts and figures on the levels of alcohol consumption, the experience of children, different forms of harm to families, and the current strategies in place.

The report then offers advice and guidance on identifying and supporting families using evidence-based methods.

It recognises the importance of protecting the wellbeing of carers who play a vital role in treatment and recovery.

Finally the report specifically addresses parents, offering information on drinking and parenting, pregnancy, and concerns about children's alcohol consumption.

Families First is a valuable resource for health practitioners, teachers, social workers, parents or any professional working with families.

Families First

The misuse of alcohol can have serious, and detrimental, effects on the health and wellbeing of children and families. Alcohol and Families Alliance believe current policy does not sufficiently protect family members. The aim of AHA is to reduce the harms experienced by children and families affected by alcohol use.

Families First sets out the key policy positions of the Alcohol and Families Alliance. 

The publication provides detailed descriptions, facts and figures on the levels of alcohol consumption, the experience of children, different forms of harm to families, and the current strategies in place.

The report then offers advice and guidance on identifying and supporting families using evidence-based methods.

It recognises the importance of protecting the wellbeing of carers who play a vital role in treatment and recovery.

Finally the report specifically addresses parents, offering information on drinking and parenting, pregnancy, and concerns about children's alcohol consumption.

Families First is a valuable resource for health practitioners, teachers, social workers, parents or any professional working with families.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

La importancia de la detección temprana de afecciones como depresión, ansiedad y estrés para su atención y tratamiento es el tema de análisis de Observatorio con Mireya Imaz, acompañada de Tamara Cordera Thacker, jefa de área de la Dirección General de Atención a la Comunidad, Silvia Morales Chai

Adfam Case Study Call: Inter-parental Conflict, Alcohol and Children

Adfam, Tavistock Relationships and OnePlusOne are working on a project aiming to reduce the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse.

They are looking for parents, whose partner has had issues with alcohol dependency, to share their story and talk about how this issue affected them as a couple, led to conflict and impacted on their children.

This will inform the development of an online digital platform to support other families going through similar experiences.

The FAQ sheet explores the background of the project and addresses any questions participants may have.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Videoconferencia de la Dra. Brisa Gissel Monroy, presentada en el Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría de México "Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz", el 16 de octubre de 2018.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

NIDA explores in this video the intriguing similarities between the processes of brain development and computer programming.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

The 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) results show a dramatic spike in teen use of vaping - both nicotine and other drugs. The study also casts a shadow on the changing climate in teen’s perception of drug use, specifically recreational use of marijuana. In this video, NIDA Director, Dr.