Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership to understand more about the experiences of individuals, families and the wider community in relation to alcohol and drug use.

We know that many people are concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol use. However, they may feel too embarrassed, ashamed or afraid to talk to anyone else about this. Working together, we want to identify and reach families who are affected by alcohol and drugs, including those who are not in touch with services.

South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership will use the findings of this Project to help shape new community Recovery Hubs, including supporting and including the whole family.

Please help us by filling in this survey. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes.

Feel free to share this link with other family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues who may be interested in taking part.
 
There is also the opportunity to let us know at the end of the survey if you would like to take part in a further research interview to discuss these issues in more detail.

SECTION 1: COMMUNITY

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* 1. My community does not have any issues around alcohol or drug addiction

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* 2. My community is supportive of those living with alcohol or drug addiction

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* 3. My community is supportive of the families of those living with alcohol or drug addiction

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* 4. Please use this space to add any other comments about alcohol or drug addiction in your community

SECTION 2: SUPPORT AND SERVICES

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* 5. I know where someone living in South Lanarkshire could go to get treatment or support for alcohol or drug addiction.

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* 6. I am aware of local family support groups/ services for families affected by alcohol and drugs

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* 7. I would know if someone I cared about had a problem with alcohol or drugs

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* 8. I would feel confident having a discussion about alcohol or drug use with a family member or friend if I was concerned about them

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* 9. Services which are caring and compassionate are more effective for people impacted by addiction

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* 10. I am confident that I could help someone access addiction support or treatment in South Lanarkshire

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* 11. Please use this space to add any further comments about local support and services

SECTION 3: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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* 12. Which age groups do you think are affected by alcohol and drug addiction in the family, if any? Tick all that apply.

SECTION 4: ATTITUDES

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* 13. I know someone who has (or previously had) an alcohol or drug problem

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* 14. I am a person who currently has an alcohol or drug addiction

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* 15. I am a person who previously had an alcohol or drug addiction

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* 16. I am a family member with experience of addiction in the family

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* 17. To help us analyse this survey, please let us know in which South Lanarkshire Locality you live

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* 18. Please use this space to add any other comments about your individual experiences

About Scottish Families

Scottish Families is a national charity which supports anyone concerned about a person’s alcohol or drug use. We were set up by families themselves in 2003, who came together to support each other and to create a united voice to raise awareness of the challenges they faced as family members. We aim that families are supported, included, recognised, connected with communities and are a movement for change.

We provide a free, confidential national helpline (08080 10 10 11; helpline@sfad.org.uk; www.sfad.org.uk); free one-to-one support through our telehealth and bereavement counselling services; local family support services; workforce development; and work with wider communities. We link with family groups and services across Scotland and campaign for improvements to policy and practice.

To find out more, check out our website www.sfad.org.uk, email info@sfad.org.uk or phone 0141 465 7523. You can also follow us on Twitter @ScotFamADrugs.

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* 19. If you would like to take part in a further research interview to discuss these issues in more detail, please leave your details here:

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