Welcome to the Family Drug Support (FDS) section of our website!

FDS designed their original site by drawing on the experiences of those families who have used and benefited from their services for almost two decades.

The results from their input has been incorporated into a wide range of useful information which we have brought over to our HCS site and hope you will find helpful.

While we make every effort to provide up to date and factual information, please note that our website is for general purposes only and is not intended to provide the sole source of personal advice.

View the About Us page to see a brief history of how Family Drug Support started.

See our Drugs pages photos and descriptions of drugs including designer drugs. We explain their use, effects and risks.

On our Alcohol pages there is a guide to the number of units in common drinks. We have also provided information you may find helpful if you feel your loved one may be drinking at a level that may cause them harm.

The Comfort page is just that – to offer comfort to those who are trying to deal with a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.


New support to help children living with alcohol-dependent parents

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Work and Pensions have introduced a package of measures backed by £6 million in joint funding to give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice.  It is designed to help an estimated 200,000 children in England living with alcohol-dependent parents. 

The measures include:

fast access to support and mental health services for children and their families where there is a dependent drinker

quicker identification of at-risk children, including those undertaking inappropriate care responsibilities

the provision of outreach programmes to get more parents successfully through addiction treatment

early intervention programmes to reduce the numbers of children needing to go into care

July 2018