Family Drug Support (FDS) offers you a warm welcome
Family Drug Support was born in 1996 when a Herefordshire mother who was affected by her son’s substance misuse, discovered a lack of local specialised support for family and friends.
From these humble beginnings, FDS has grown into a small nationally recognised charity with a dedicated Co-ordinator and team of 3 volunteers as well as a pro-active board of volunteer trustees.
At FDS our motto is ‘Confidential Caring & Understanding’ and we offer all our clients a friendly and professional service.
Our confidential telephone help line provides crisis support for any family member or friend who feels they need it. Our trained Coordinator and 3 volunteers are available to talk too, about the problems you’re currently facing and fully understand the difficulty of the situation. We will offer you on-going support along with advice on how to cope, useful drug or alcohol misuse information and / or signposting to other agencies if necessary.
FDS provide a range of helpful information on our web site, including drug and alcohol advice, coping methods and words of comfort. Please visit us on:
We understand that sometimes you would prefer to receive support via E-Mail as opposed to in person and we’re more than happy to oblige. We guarantee that you will still receive the same confidential help and advice from our volunteers as you would with the telephone help line.
We also hold a monthly support group meeting at the Kindle Hereford which offers a much needed facility for families to meet, chat and share their common experiences. It also allows you to acquire information on a range of topics, including drug or alcohol treatment, Criminal Justice issues, designer drugs and much more. We aim to focus on self-help and coping strategies to enable you to lead as normal a life as possible.