Adfam is the only national charity tackling the effects of alcohol, drug use or gambling on family members and friends.

We want anyone affected by someone else's drug  or alcohol use or gambling problem to have the chance to benefit from healthy relationships, be part of a loving and supportive family and enjoy mental and physical wellbeing.


Our mission is to do this by:

  • empowering families and friends to get the support they need.
  • building the confidence, capacity and capability of frontline practitioners to provide effective services.
  • influencing decision-makers to understand the needs of thousands of people coping with a family member or friend’s drink, drug or gambling problem