Boundaries

Boundaries

Last time I talked about my dilemma concerning Ryan’s release from prison in a couple of weeks. Do I phone him (as promised) or do I impose the ultimate boundary – total withdrawal? Feeling sad and full of trepidation last week, I was desperate to get things off my...

Free online help for young people

This Action on Addiction support page is full of information to help young people who are affected by another person’s addiction. https://aoa.getmoodle.net/course/view.php?id=15
Dilemma

Dilemma

Almost two months into Lock Down and it’s definitely feeling like my new normal. In the same way as many people, my life revolves around home, walking, the odd shopping trip and now, happily, seeing friends and family in a limited way. I also feel lucky that we’ve got...
Powerful words

Powerful words

These emotionally powerful words were recently sent to us by a young Trowbridge woman. She writes with agonising honesty about the reality of living with her drug addicted brother, and the massive impact it has had on her whole family. I have been asked more than once...
Families Out Loud Services

Families Out Loud Services

Families Out Loud services – one-to-one counselling and support group meetings – are accessible on-line via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype and telephone. Wherever you are in Wiltshire, if you need help dealing with a loved-one’s addiction, contact us today....
Families Out Loud – Registered Charitable Status

Families Out Loud – Registered Charitable Status

Families Out Loud is happy to report that the Charity Commission has just approved our Registered Charitable Status. This important milestone will enable FOL to further enhance our public profile, to increase our fundraising activity, and to continue supporting...
Alternative Lifestyle

Alternative Lifestyle

Week five of Lock Down and the situation gives a whole new meaning to the idea of ‘alternative lifestyle’. Often a euphemism used to describe how drug-takers live their lives, we’re all having to learn to do absolutely everything differently: queue for food, walk in...