You get a lot more information from DrugFAM inclusive of awareness, education and support targeting individuals, families and friends struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. In such hard times, we firmly believe that not a single family member, caretaker, or a friend should be living in solitude, anxiety and ignorance of any local and national assistance.
Here at DrugFAM, we offer support groups, and people who have been a part of those tell us that help they receive through that support system is invaluable in coping with their family problems. 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.
One of the most important things to DrugFAM is providing security and welfare of children's and youngsters.
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. Disclosing these facts with appropriate agencies is one of them.
The people who attend our support group gatherings shared with us their positive impressions about groups, and tell us that assistance they receive there is of great value for them while sorting out their family problems.
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
Education about the risks that come with drug use and effects they have on the people you care about once you become addicted are very important for us at DrugFAM. Doing a play 'Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family' is one of the best methods we have to achieve this.
This is for people who don't have access to family support group or counselling possibly through disability or other personal conditions. 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.
Face To Face Support
The family support groups new members are offered the opportunity to find out what a family support group offers and how it works. 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.
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"
DrugFAM drugs and alcohol awareness creation activities has had a tremendous influence on families since inception of the organization in 2006.
"Mum, can you lend me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family," authored by our founder is a bestseller and has been translated into 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. The weekends, holidays and evening can be the most upsetting. Telephone call is instant and easy way to reach out for advice and support whenever you need it. At any time you need us, we have a group of trained personnel that will accept your call.