Family Addiction Support Service (FASS) are delighted to announce that we have received funding for 2 vital services.

We are delighted to have been awarded a Big Lottery award of £126,341 over 5 years for a Volunteer/ Group Coordinator Post, allowing us to continue this vital and unique post. The funding will allow us to build on the excellent work of linking and promoting recovery and family groups, extending volunteering opportunities and identifying areas where there may be a need for new support groups to be set up and helping to establish these.

we have also received funding from Glasgow ADP to provide Family Peer Naloxone Training.

Naloxone is a medicine that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose (Opioids include heroin, methadone and prescription pain pills like morphine and codeine), providing more time for emergency services to arrive and treatment to be given.

FASS’ Family Peer Naloxone Training is the first of its type in Scotland and FASS are delighted to be involved in this unique opportunity which will see our volunteers and family group members being trained by Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) to become Peer Educators.

Training will be available to family members, partners and friends, who have a loved one at risk of an opioid overdose. Training will also be available to organisations who may come into contact with family members who have a loved one at risk of opioid overdose.