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...
Rock bottom

Rock bottom

Rock bottom is one of those concepts that always seems to come up when people are talking about drug addiction. Rock bottom, the point when an addict just can’t do it any more, the turning point of a hopeless life. For those of us who love an addict, the idea that he...
2020: Good Grief Bristol

2020: Good Grief Bristol

2020: Good Grief Bristol | Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research | University of Bristol...
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...