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Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The University of Bath and University of Stirling has launched their practice guidelines for working with families bereaved by an alcohol or drug-related death (for more info see .   

Last year Scotland lost 526 people due to a drug-related death.  Drug-related deaths are sudden and unexpected.  Families may experience stigma from relatives, friends and communities including isolation, criticism and judgement.  Through timely and appropriate support the quality of life and general well-being of families bereaved through a drug-related death will substantially improve.

The SFAD Bereavement Counselling Service provides early intervention support to family members and up to 6 counselling sessions and the opportunity to participate in peer support groups.

Families who have lost a loved one within the last 3 years can access the service by contacting the Scottish Families Helpline: 08080 10 10 11 

As an organisation if you would like an information leaflet/poster please contact their Bereavement Co-ordinator Karin Figliolini (

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Faces & Voices of Recovery was founded in 2001 at a Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s misuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems.

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

In The Rooms Addiction Social Network's purpose is to help people with Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Prescription Drug Addiction, Pain Killer Addiction and More.

The in2recovery online community aims to provide a way for people contemplating recovery, people in recovery and their families, friends and allies to share the issues that matter to them.

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

Recovery Review is a blog based site focusing on key issues relating to addiction recovery.

The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) was formally launched in 2004 as an initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems.

S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step Fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. S.L.A.A. is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, co-dependent relationships, fantasy addiction and/or sexual, social and emotional anorexia. 

SMART Recovery (SMART) is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. SMART stands for ‘Self Management And Recovery Training’.

Most free treatment services available in Scotland are listed on this site. You can also find treatment information and contacts on your local Alcohol and Drug Partnerships web page.