Stigma Kills Video

Stigma Kills Video

Stigmatising someone who uses drugs or alcohol is cruel in the extreme – this powerful video makes the point very well. However, it overlooks a situation many of us find ourselves in when the person who is abusing substances refuses to be helped. Families often...
One Year On…..

One Year On…..

It is a year ago this week since my 41-year-old son died. He had been an alcoholic for many years but ironically it was not drink that killed him. He overdosed on non-prescription painkillers – his action, almost certainly, a tragic accident but we will never know for...
Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries allow you to draw a line between what is acceptable, and what you are not prepared to tolerate, within a relationship. When a loved-one is abusing drugs or alcohol, their chaos can often affect your life and boundaries will help you to manage your own...
Addictions

Addictions

Last year I wrote about my son’s ongoing battle with drugs and how a mental disorder can lead to drug abuse. In the book I described how difficult it is for someone with a disorder to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol or...
Thank you to the Co-op in Corsham

Thank you to the Co-op in Corsham

Dinah receiving an amazing cheque on behalf of Families Out Loud. Thank you so much to the Co-op in Corsham – your Local Community Funding is helping us with lots of IT related equipment and...
Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support!

Showing much appreciation to Corsham Town Council for their hugely welcome funding that will help families in need in the town.
Read the new report by Adfam – Overlooked

Read the new report by Adfam – Overlooked

5.5 million people in Britain (1 in 10 of us) are watching a loved-one struggle with drinking, drug taking or gambling. Adfam is clear that more family support is needed, and Families Out Loud wholeheartedly agrees.https://adfam.org.uk/files/Overlooked.pdf...