Making sure that families that suffer from a substance abuse of one or more of their members are understood, encouraged and informed is our main goal at DrugFAM. 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.
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. We at DrugFAM also offer a lot more types of activities that can help the physical and emotional health of individuals, but also can provide assistance to families with problems.
At DrugFAM, the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults is of paramount important to us.
If you give us some information regarding a person's well being, we will talk about it with you and find a way to sort it out. In some cases, we have to share that info with adequate agencies.
DrugFAM offer help and support groups and welcome the feedback that they receive from attendees in regards to the trained facilitators and other people who are dealing with the same problem.
We started in High Wycombe in 2007 with our first support group, and until now we have expanded our organisation, so now we can offer support groups in 8 locations.
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. By arrangement, DrugFAM team of two members will meet with them and spend time discussing with them to how they have been affected by someone else's substance use or misuse. This goes for people that have lost loved ones to addiction, as well as those with current addiction issues in the family.
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. An individual member of the group is given a chance to chat and share a particular concern that is troubling them which arise from substance use or misuse with a facilitator.
It isn't a continuous relationship outside the support group.
DrugFAM provides six different ways of assistance to those that have lost loved ones as a result of drug 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", our Founder's book is a bestseller and has been translated into Czech, Danish, Dutch 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.
There is Theatre in Education play created from the book and has been performed over a hundred times in different places all around the country, in theatres, schools and prisons. Discover when is the next show or commission the play.
Telephone And Email Support
We know and we understand the this drug problem or issue is not 9 to 5 problem. Evenings, weekends and holidays can be the most distressing often. The quickest and easiest way to get support and advice when you need it most is the telephone. At any time you need us, we have a group of trained personnel that will accept your call.