Al-Anon and Family Recovery

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Addiction can cause great damage in families. For such families there are arguably too few family support groups around. Al-Anon has a solid presence in many Scottish cities (there are about 800 groups in the UK). There are a tiny number of Families Anonymous groups (two recently opened in Lothian) and although SMART Family groups […]

The British red face – the UK and drugs

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The publication of the European Drug Report last week, covered by Vice, highlighted that Europe likes drugs – but also that the UK is up there again and again near the top of the league for consumption. I guess it’s because we keep our own drug figures in Scotland, but the boffins at the snappily titled […]