Addicts relapse during COVID-19

Addicts relapse during COVID-19

All our lives have been affected by Covid-19. In Wiltshire we’ve had much more freedom than other areas, but that has changed again with the imposition of a second national lockdown. Groundhog Day springs to mind. With no end in sight, news from a friend that her son...
Two great new ways you can help us raise funds

Two great new ways you can help us raise funds

The Co-operative Society – donations to local causes The Co-op donates money to local communities and allows members to select their preferred charities. You can now nominate Families Out Loud as your Co-op local cause by going into your Co-op account and selecting...

Trustee Vacancies

Trustee vacancies   Families Out Loud (FOL) supports families of addicts in Wiltshire, through one-to-one counselling and support group meetings. In April 2020, all FOL services were moved online and, as a result, our client base has grown. The social impact of...
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...

Shop at Amazon and help FOL

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...