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. 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.
DrugFAM provide support groups and those who attend our groups tell us they find the groups supportive in dealing with their family situation and with what they receive from our trained facilitators and other attendees. We have a range of other services too that can have enormous benefits for individuals as well as improving lives for trouble, in terms of physical and emotional wellbeing.
One of the most important things to DrugFAM is providing security and welfare of children's and youngsters.
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. Disclosing these facts with appropriate agencies is one of them.
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 has a firm attitude about the importance to educate people about the hazards that drug abuse can create both to the abuser as well as to his loved ones 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 is offered to persons unable to attend support groups or counselling because of disability or some different personal reasons. DrugFAM team consisting out of two workers will meet with them on an appointment and talk to them about their situation regarding the influence that someone's substance abuse have on them. 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 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.
It is not an ongoing relationship alongside or outside 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, can you borrow me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family".
DrugFAM has helped increase awareness of substance abuse and the consequences that families deal with since its foundation in 2006.
"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 family members real life experiences regarding drug addiction. The book can be bought from eBay, Amazon or a bookstore.
The book has been performed more than 100 times in venues across the country, community centres, theatres, schools and prisons because it has been adapted as a Theatre in Education play. When next the play will be performed or commission should be find out.
Telephone And Email Support
Dealing with addiction is not a part-time situation, we know that 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. Call us when you needed us the most, we have well trained facilitators.