Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with our Forth Valley Family Support Service and Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership to understand more about the experiences of individuals, families and the wider community in relation to alcohol and drug harm across the area.  

This survey is for anyone aged 16+ years who lives or works in Forth Valley (Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk council areas).  

We know that many people are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. However, they may feel too embarrassed, ashamed or afraid to talk to anyone else about this. Working together, we want to hear from you about local views, issues and experiences around substance use. This will help us reach families affected by alcohol and drugs, including those who are not in touch with support services. 

All survey responses will be treated in confidence.  

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

Feel free to share this link with other family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues who may be interested in taking part.
SECTION 1: MY COMMUNITY

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* 1. The community where I live is supportive of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.

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* 2. The community where I live is supportive of the families of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.

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* 3. Please use this space to add any other comments about alcohol or drug issues in the community where you live.

SECTION 2: REACHING OUT FOR SUPPORT

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

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* 5. I would feel confident having a discussion with a family member or friend if I was concerned about the impact of someone else's alcohol or drug use on them and their family.

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* 6. Who would you be most comfortable reaching out to for help and support, if you were affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use? Please pick your TOP 3 options.

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* 7. Please use this space to add any other comments about reaching out for support, including any personal experiences you may have had when seeking support for yourself or a loved one.

SECTION 3: SUPPORT SERVICES

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* 8. I know where someone living in Forth Valley could go to get treatment or support for their own alcohol or drug problems.

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* 9. I know where family members living in Forth Valley could go to get support for themselves, if they are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use.

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* 10. We know that 1 in 3 adults in the UK say they have been affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use (Adfam/YouGov survey 2020). However many do not come forward for support. Thinking about the community where you live, what do you think might discourage a family member from coming forward for support for themselves? (Please tick all that apply)

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* 11. Following on from the question above, and again thinking about the community where you live, what do you think might encourage a family member to come forward for family support for themselves? (Please tick all that apply)

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* 12. Please use this space to add any further comments about support services.

SECTION 4: MY EXPERIENCES

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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 problem.

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

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* 16. I am a family member with experience of addiction within my family.

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* 17. To help us analyse this survey, please let us know in which Forth Valley Locality you live. (There are also options if you only WORK locally or if you LIVE AND WORK in another area).

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* 18. What is your age group?

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* 19. How would you describe your gender?

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* 20. What is your ethnicity?

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* 21. Please use this space to add any other comments about your individual experiences of alcohol and drugs.

SECTION 5: CAN WE HELP?

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* 22. We are keen to reach more family members affected by substance use across Forth Valley. If you are aged 16+ years and are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use, and you would like us to get in touch with you, please let us know here.
(Our privacy policy can be viewed at www.sfad.org.uk/privacy).

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* 23. If you have ticked the box above, please leave your details here so we can get in touch with you

About Forth Valley Family Support Service
Forth Valley Family Support Service is run by Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs. We provide one to one and group support for family members aged 16+ years who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. All provision is currently via the phone and online due to the COVID pandemic. Prior to this we ran family support groups in Stirling, Alloa, Falkirk and Grangemouth, as well as a number of topic specific groups.
CONTACT US:
Email                     fvfamilies@sfad.org.uk
Mobile                  07484024407
Facebook             https://www.facebook.com/FVFamilySupport/
Web                       www.fvfamilies.org.uk

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.
CONTACT US:
Email                     info@sfad.org.uk
Facebook             https://www.facebook.com/ScottishFamiliesAffectedByDrugs/
Twitter                 @ScotFamADrugs
Web                       www.sfad.org.uk

About this Survey
If you have any comments or queries about this survey, please contact Justina Murray, CEO, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, email ceo@sfad.org.uk.

Scottish Families Mailing List
If you would like to keep up to date with the latest updates from Scottish Families, please sign up here http://eepurl.com/c9oCYb.
We will not share your information with any other organisations. For further information, please see our privacy policy - https://www.sfad.org.uk/privacy

Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership - Service Directory
You can find out more about local alcohol and drug services here: www.forthvalleyadp.org.uk/advice-support

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