Support for Armed Forces Personnel

Supporting military families

Don't be on your own. Pick up the phone.

Supporting family, friends and carers within the armed forces and families of veterans, who are affected by a loved one's harmful use of drugs, alcohol or gambling

At DrugFAM we understand the difficulties of living with, or caring for someone who misuses drugs, alcohol or gambling to cope and how easily family, friends and carers can find themselves in a position of disempowerment and crisis. We also know how physically and emotionally exhausting this can be, especially when one feels isolated. 

DrugFAM believes family members with loved ones who are serving or have served in our armed forces deserve to be supported in their own right. Our aim is to help families, friends and carers find ways of coping better with their situations, so they can start to regain control of their lives and look after their own well-being.

We have a national helpline that is available from 9am to 9pm 7 days a week, where you can talk to one of our friendly and supportive team. For those would who like further support, we can provide in-house 1 to 1 support by one of our specialist members of the team, who understands supporting those within the armed forces community. 

 Our services are confidential, free to access and we aren’t part of the military Chain of Command, your unit Welfare Service or the MoD. 

How our support can help you

Receive support from someone who understands what you are going through.

Reduce your feelings of isolation.

Rebuild your confidence and self-esteem.

Develop your resilience.

Focus on your well-being.

How to access our support

Call our helpline – 0300 888 3853

The helpline is available between 9am and 9pm seven days a week. Our clients feel a huge sense of relief at being able to talk to our trained support team and realise that they no longer have to cope on their own.

Send us an email

Sometimes picking up the phone can feel too difficult so sending an email can be an alternative way of getting in touch with us. Some clients prefer communicating via email as it gives them a structured way of organising their thoughts and processing their feelings. Please click here to send us a message.


Support available

Our helpline – 0300 888 3853

Instant support whenever you would like to reach out to talk to someone who understands. The helpline is available between 9am and 9pm seven days a week. 

One to one support 

Be referred to one of our clinical trained family support workers for one to one individual support.  Our in-house clinical trained family support workers are experienced with supporting families in the armed forces and families of veterans. 

Group support 

Join others family members to share experiences and receive peer to peer support. Our groups are facilitated by a clinical trained family support worker. 

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