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Alcohol, drugs and addiction

Support for families, children and carers of addicts

If you have a relationship with an addict or have grown up with one in your life, you could be suffering as a result. There’s lots of support available for families and carers of addicts.

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Find local services in Buckinghamshire that support those who are close to someone with an addiction.

One Recovery Bucks

One Recovery Bucks has a 'Family and Carer' service. This offers one-to-one support and information for families and carers affected by addiction.

DrugFAM Family Support

DrugFAM provides support to families, friends and carers who are affected by drug or alcohol use. This includes those bereaved by addiction.

Change Grow Live

You can visit Change Grow Live for advice if you’re worried about a friend or family member. This includes tips on how to talk to them about their alcohol or drug use.

Support for children and young people

The Children's Society

The Children's Society has information for young people about substance misuse within the family. They also have advice on living with an alcohol-dependent parent.

The Children's Society can be contacted for support by:


Nacoa provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking. This includes dedicated sections for children and young people.