Life with Alcohol and Drugs
Episode Eight - Support Over Christmas

Episode Eight - Support Over Christmas

December 16, 2021

In this festive episode, we're joined by the lovely Lynne, who is our senior Family Support Development Officer, here at Scottish Families. 

We're talking all things Christmas, some bits of advice for over the Christmas period, and also we've had some family members share insight into what their Christmases are.

Our Helpline will be open over the festive period and you can find out more information here.

Thank you for listening, if you’re worried about somebody else’s alcohol or drug use you can contact Scottish Families on 08080 10 10 11 or by email at helpline@sfad.org.uk. We also have webchat and further information on our website www.sfad.org.uk.

Episode Seven - Alcohol and Relationships #AlcoholAwarenessWeek

Episode Seven - Alcohol and Relationships #AlcoholAwarenessWeek

November 19, 2021

For this special episode for Alcohol Awareness Week, we’re joined with Daryl McLeister, the Family Support Development Officer for our Inverclyde Family Support Service and Colin McIntosh, the Family Support Development Officer for our East Dunbartonshire Family Support Service. They both also run our Men’s Family Support Group!

To find out about support available in Inverclyde contact Daryl directly on 07554 686672, email: daryl@sfad.org.uk or call our National Helpline on 08080 10 10 11.

Colin McIntosh is the Family Support Development Officer for East Dunbartonshire, contact Colin directly on 07487675621, email: colin@sfad.org.uk 

Find out more about Alcohol Awareness Week here.

Episode Six - Positive Communication With Loved One Who Uses Substances

Episode Six - Positive Communication With Loved One Who Uses Substances

October 14, 2021

In this episode, we are joined with George Charlton from George Charlton Training & Consultancy Services. We’re here to talk about positive communication, a module in the programme CRAFT. CRAFT is Community Reinforcement and Family Training and is an evidence-based programme for practitioners to use with family members and carers affected by someone else’s substance use.

 

Seven Elements of Positive Communication - Blog Post

CRAFT 20 Minute Guide

George Charlton Twitter

 

Thank you for listening, if you’re worried about somebody else’s alcohol or drug use you can contact Scottish Families on 08080 10 10 11 or by email at helpline@sfad.org.uk. We also have webchat and further information on our website www.sfad.org.uk.

 

Episode Five - Recovery Month

Episode Five - Recovery Month

September 30, 2021

In this episode, we’re joined with Richard Watson from Scottish Families who shares his recovery journey for recovery month.

Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

'And it’s been a really great journey, do you know. And I’m still passionate about recovery, I still get involved wherever I can.'

If you're worried about someone else's alcohol or drug use, you can contact Scottish Families on 08080 10 10 11, email helpline@sfad.org.uk, or for webchat and further information on our services visit www.sfad.org.uk.

Episode Four - Alcohol Marketing Survey

Episode Four - Alcohol Marketing Survey

August 20, 2021

In this episode, we talk about the alcohol marketing survey which was carried about by the Scottish Families Alcohol Action Group at the beginning of 2021. Members of the group join us to discuss the findings of the recent survey and how the Covid pandemic has impacted people's alcohol use.

Host: Rebecca Bradley (Scottish Families)

Guest Speakers: Susie McClue (Scottish Families), Gemma and Simon (Alcohol Focus Scotland), Louise (Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland), Beverly and Olivia.

Thank you for listening, if you're worried about someone else's alcohol or drug use, you can contact Scottish Families on 08080 10 10 11, email helpline@sfad.org.uk, or for webchat and further information on our services visit www.sfad.org.uk.

Episode Three - Creative Coping Methods

Episode Three - Creative Coping Methods

July 22, 2021

This is episode three ‘creative coping methods’ with Gillian McHendry and Rebecca Bradley from Scottish Families. Gillian and Rebecca talk about creative ways that help you cope such as writing, photography and crafts. They also talk about the new Scottish Families Creative Coping Group on Facebook!

Episode Two - Bereavement Counselling Myths

Episode Two - Bereavement Counselling Myths

June 16, 2021

This is episode two 'Bereavement Counselling Myths' with Martha Rae and Gill Harmon from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and counsellor Margaret Livingston.

 

Martha, Gill and Margaret talk about different styles of counselling, what to expect from bereavement counselling, and a bit about the Scottish Families National Bereavement Group and service.

 

Thank you for listening, if you're worried about someone else's alcohol or drug use, you can contact Scottish Families on 08080 10 10 11, email helpline@sfad.org.uk, or for webchat and further information on our services visit www.sfad.org.uk.

Episode One: Becoming a Support Group Leader

Episode One: Becoming a Support Group Leader

May 19, 2021

In this episode of Life with Alcohol and Drugs, we speak to Mel McPherson about becoming a support group leader. We speak with Mel about her journey and how she started My Support Day. We also chat about how she has continued to support families throughout the Covid pandemic, and how she even started a new service called All in the Family in the first lockdown here in Scotland!

 

 

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