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Support for families affected by drugs or alcohol

The Families Also Matter (FAM) service can help families and others affected by someone else’s drug and alcohol use by supporting them with relevant information, coping strategies and problem management.

Developing Health and Independence (DHI) also promote the benefits of families being involved positively in treatment wherever possible.

The FAM service offers 1:1 counselling, 4TWO (counselling for any two family members, including those in treatment), family conferences and training and family support groups. Please see the downloads section on the right for leaflets regarding the service available.

FAM also offers support and advice for professionals on working with families and substance misuse.

Call 01454868750, or email, for further information or to access the help available. You can also visit to begin an assessment online.

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