Alcoholism is not a disease

Alcoholism is not a disease

Within the medical profession the idea that alcoholism is a disease is controversial. Advocates argue that although the use of alcohol is initially voluntary, in some individuals it flicks a switch in the brain which means they no longer have control over how much...

A great big thank you!

Families Out Loud is pleased to announce that we have recently received funding from Wiltshire Community Foundation, St James’ Trust and Comic Relief & Groundworks. Their very generous financial support will allow us to continue helping families of addicts...

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Shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and they will donate to Families Out Loud, at no cost to you. Please use this link when shopping:...
Good Luck Alison!!

Good Luck Alison!!

Alison Morrison is running the Virtual Marathon on Sunday 4th October to raise funds for Families Out Loud and the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust. We wish her lots of luck! Here is a personal message from Alison: Families out loud and the Bobby van Trust have given me...
Addiction Services – Ready or Not?

Addiction Services – Ready or Not?

Like most of us who love an addict, I keep hoping that Ryan, my 36-year-old drug-addicted son, will see the light and decide to get clean. And over the years I’ve often thought about the level of help he could expect to receive if such a miracle occurred. Would the...
Addiction Is Not a New Thing

Addiction Is Not a New Thing

When addiction invades a family, it hits every member in one way or another. Lives are thrown into a type of chaos that affects health, emotions, finances and relationships. A sibling, a parent, a spouse or a child might manage to step back from the addict’s...
Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction

Treatment options for those with addiction – contact Action on Addiction https://www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/addiction-treatment/clouds-house/clouds-house-we-believe-in-you
Total Withdrawal

Total Withdrawal

Last time I was in a bit of a panic because my son Ryan was imminently being released from prison and I didn’t know whether or not to impose the biggest boundary: Total Withdrawal. Support group helped at that point when our counsellor, Bee, advised me to wait and see...