Our primary goal at DrugFAM is to make sure that families influenced by someone's substance abuse are understood, tutored and assisted. We passionately believe that no family members, friend's or career should be left in isolation, ignorance or fear of any local or national support in such a difficult circumstances.
DrugFAM offer help and support groups and individuals who have attended our group support give feedback that our support groups provided them with amazing help by the trained facilitators and with other people who are dealing with the same problem. 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.
We will talk with you about facts you disclose that we feel are a reason to be worried about the wellbeing of any adult or child, and we will find an appropriate course of action for it. We may share your information with relevant agencies.
Groups For Support
At DrugFAM providing support groups is at the heart of what we do and those who attend our groups tell us that they find the support they receive from other attendees and our trained facilitators invaluable in dealing with their family issues.
We have gradually expanded to offer groups in 8 locations since our first ever support group was in High Wycombe in 2007.
Theatre In Education
DrugFAM believes in the potential of theatre as an entertainment package to attract target audience attention, hold their interest in passing vital drug abuse message and its effect on individual and family members. We educate people through performances of the play: "Mum, can you borrow me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family".
This service is for those people who are have no family support and get into our counselling because of disabilities or personal issues. 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 applies to new members in the family support group and gives them a chance to discover that support groups work and how support groups offers. One of the benefit of this one to one support group is, it also provide a chance to talk with our facilitator and share their story and problems of how get into this problem and what is disturbing them.
But this is not an existing relationship close by the group or outside of the group.
For people that lost a loved one due to substance addiction, there are six ways of support we provide at DrugFAM.
The Book, 'Mum, would you be able to loan me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family'.
We have contributed to raising awareness of drugs and alcohol and the subsequent impact on families since founded in 2006 at DrugFAM.
"Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family", our Founder's book is a bestseller and has been translated into Czech, Danish, Dutch and Polish.
It offers family members real life experiences regarding drug addiction. The book can be bought from eBay, Amazon or a bookstore.
Over 100 performances from adaptation of this book for Theatre in Education play continue in schools, community centres, theatres and prisons across the country. Check out the local listing for the next play date near you or contract the performance to spread the word.
Telephone And Email Support
We understand that living with addiction is not a 9-5 problem at DrugFAM. Trigger situations for substance abuse are during weekends, holidays and evenings. Telephone call is instant and easy way to reach out for advice and support whenever you need it. You need information, advice, assistance, our trained staff are on waiting for your call now.