Time for change?

Time for change?

A happy, healthy, peaceful 2020 to all! The New Year arrives with new hopes, never more true than when you love an addict. Maybe this year they’ll see the light, kick the habit, become normal and allow you to feel normal again too. Although I’ve got the smallest...
Loving an addict is painful

Loving an addict is painful

Loving an addict is painful. Their chaos becomes your mayhem. Their problems sit squarely on your shoulders. Their pain is your pain. Learning to step back, building boundaries, loving yourself: these are essential for your own survival. Positive thinking is the key...
Getting Clean – BBC News Story

Getting Clean – BBC News Story

Getting clean – what an achievement Martin Hopkins! Your story will give Families Out Loud supporters hope for the future. Click the link below to view a very motivating video on the BBC website (opens in a new window):...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our supporters & sponsors.  Hoping for peace and love in...
Christmas thoughts

Christmas thoughts

It’s that time of year again. You know, the season of celebration, shopping, partying, caring and giving. It’s a time full of anticipation and excitement when family and friends gather together to eat, drink and be generally merry. But. There are two sides to every...
RIP

RIP

​The last few weeks have been quietly sad for me after learning of the deaths of four addicts, either known to me or to friends of mine. My drug-addicted son knew two of them well. He worked with one and rented a sofa for many months in the other’s flat. All four were...