Daily Archives: 20/03/2015

Alcohol and Families Alliance

This was something I was made aware of recently so thought I would share here as I think this is an important, and under reported and discussed social issue resulting from alcohol abuse and misuse.

The Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA) has been established by Adfam and Alcohol Concern to think about, discuss and develop policy on alcohol and the family.

The AFA is a forum and resource for developing and influencing policy on alcohol and families, forging a consensus across the voluntary and statutory sector, thus bringing an informed voice  to driving change for these families. It believes that:

  • Current policy does not sufficiently protect children and families from alcohol related harms
  • The misuse of alcohol can have serious, and detrimental effects on the health and well-being of children and families
  • The damaging effects of alcohol on children and families are not confined to those incurred by drinkers diagnosed as hazardous, dangerous or dependant.

The AFA meets quarterly with additional contact through phone and email as necessary. For specific tasks working groups of members willing to dedicate extra time will be established.

You can contact the AFA c/o Adfam, 25 Corsham St, London, N1 6DR, ring on 020 7553 7640 or email us.

They have some excellent meetings and resources that you can access via their site too.