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...
Lock Down

Lock Down

So week two of Coronavirus Lock Down……weird. Not being able to do what we normally do puts pressure on everyone, young and old. I’m lucky because I’ve got a lovely garden and I live with my husband so I don’t feel so alone. My mum, however, is 87, lives alone and has...
Donation from Witham Vale Charities Committee

Donation from Witham Vale Charities Committee

Witham Vale Farmers Charities Committee carries out fundraising which, in turn, allows them to support a number of worthy causes in the south west of England. Families Out Loud are very grateful to have just received a generous donation from them. This will help to...

Covid-19 update

Hi everyone, Families Out Loud has taken the decision to suspend support group meetings in view of government guidance on dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. We will, of course, keep the situation under review and let you know as soon as we are able to start meeting...
Ever feel alone?

Ever feel alone?

A friend recently mentioned that it can be very isolating when someone in your family is an addict. Our situations are similar so when she mentioned how hard telling people – or even keeping it from them – is, I immediately understood. Living through a...