Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
One of our citizen journalists, Michelle, has a special interest in family support and addiction, due to her own experiences.
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
Last year Sandra Holmes set up Families Campaigning for Change, a group of parents whose children have struggled with addiction. Now the group is calling on the Scottish Government to provide a national helpline and out-of-hours-services it insists will save lives.
‘The system didn’t give him a chance’: a father’s search for answers after his son’s death from alcoholism
A father's search for answers after his son's death from alcoholism only leads to more questions about critical flaws and lack of compassion in the system.
With the 2019 drug death statistics expected to reach record levels for the sixth year running, families say they need support so their loved ones can access the help they need to survive.
Calls are growing for people with drug addictions to get urgent access to life-saving treatment and prescriptions to help them self-isolate during the pandemic.