Our primary goal at DrugFAM is to make sure that families influenced by someone's substance abuse are understood, tutored and assisted. Our approach in dealing with the challenging situation of hard drug or alcohol use includes family members, friends, caregivers as well as local and national support awareness creation.
At the very centre of our work at DrugFAM is producing support groups and support that those attending get from our experienced practitioners and more significantly other people is, we are told, crucial for overcoming issues their family is facing. There are great deals of huge physical and psychological benefits from DrugFAM for individual and family members grappling to get over the devastating effects of substance to live normal life again.
DrugFAM special interest is to safeguard children and helpless adults from exposure to substance abuse.
We will discuss with you and identify a way to take you forward if you disclose information which we believe gives us grounds for concern about a child or adult's welfare. We may share your information with relevant agencies.
Get more information on DrugFAM support groups program from attendants who have interacted with our trained facilitators and gained valuable knowledge in dealing with substance addiction situation for easy to understand instructions to adjust and cope with the situation at home, workplace and social gatherings.
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'.
This service is for those people who are have no family support and get into our counselling because of disabilities or personal issues. Our criteria of this service is for two members from DrugFAM talked to personally meet with them to talk about the other people who affect their lives with drug or alcohol use. This is applicable to people who have lost someone to addiction or people with active addiction in their families.
One To One Support
This arrangement provides the opportunity for new family member support group to discover how other support groups manage and handle respective cases substance abuse. Face to face approach also offers possibility to a member of the group to talk in private with worker regarding delicate matters that are bothering them, as a result of someone else's drug abuse.
Outside and alongside the group, this is not an ongoing relationship.
DrugFAM has in place six channels to offer moral support to grieving family members from substance abuse.
The Book "Mum, can you lend 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" is our founder's book which is the best seller and it is now available in Czech, Dutch, Danish and Polish.
It offers a great insight and expertise of drug addiction by giving family members, friends and caretakers valuable information. You can find the book in stores, as well as on Amazon and eBay.
This book has been performed as Theatre in Education play over 100 times nationwide, in schools, theatres, community centres and prisons after being adapted. You can commission the play or you can find out when the next performance of the play is scheduled.
Telephone And Email Support
DrugFAM recognises the seriousness of substance dependence is more than 24/7 challenging obligation. In most cases, weekends, evening and particularly holidays can be most stressful. As you know that the telephone is now the most easiest and cheapest way to get in touch with the support and help. Call us when you needed us the most, we have well trained facilitators.