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. 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.
At the very centre of our work at DrugFAM is producing support groups and support that those attending get from our experienced practitioners and more significantly other people is, we are told, crucial for overcoming issues their family is facing. 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.
DrugFAM special interest is to safeguard children and helpless adults from exposure to substance abuse.
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. We may share your information with relevant agencies.
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.
High Wycombe 2007 support group meeting marked the beginning of a series of meetings in different locations to cater for different support group interests.
Theatre In Education
DrugFAM believes in the potential of theatre as an entertainment package to attract target audience attention, hold their interest in passing vital drug abuse message and its effect on individual and family members. We bring awareness and educate them through theatre and plays, one of the performance we do is, 'Mum, would you be able to loan me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family'.
This is for people who don't have access to family support group or counselling possibly through disability or other personal conditions. Two employees from the DrugFAM team will see them and talk with them about the ways that they are affected by their loved one's substance abuse or addiction, in an arranged session. Specific groups targeted by this program arrangement are those struggling to get a family member out of drug addiction.
One To One Support
With this approach, we provide new members of our support groups introduction to family support groups system. It also provides an opportunity to talk and share with practitioners all the issues that worry an individual member of the group and that come from substance abuse or addiction.
But this is not an existing relationship close by the group or outside of 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.
Our Founder's book "Mum, can you borrow me twenty quid? What drugs did to my family" is a top seller and can be bought in Czech, Danish, Dutch and Polish.
It provides real insight and experience of drug addiction with information-starved parents, friend's and careers. You can get a copy of the book from Amazon, Ebay or find it in a bookstores.
Over 100 performances from adaptation of this book for Theatre in Education play continue in schools, community centres, theatres and prisons across the country. Check out the local listing for the next play date near you or contract the performance to spread the word.
Telephone And Email Support
We know and we understand the this drug problem or issue is not 9 to 5 problem. 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. Whenever you need us we have a team of trained staff to take your call.