Thursday, 15 November 2012 – BIRMINGHAM While addiction can tear families apart, family support can be a huge factor in driving the successful recovery of both the individual and the whole family. This conference will bring together family members – many of whom are providing support networks around the country – along with policy-makers and professionals. The aim of the event is to demonstrate to family members that they are not alone, and there is support available. It will also reenergise individuals involved in the daily stresses of dealing with the consequences of a loved one’s drug and alcohol problems, and offer hope and inspiration by showcasing the work of family support groups around the country. This one-day event will allow agencies to hear from some of the most inspirational advocates for better treatment and support, and will encourage working partnerships between family members and treatment providers to help whole families’ recovery journeys. This is a must-attend event for family members affected by substance use and for all agencies and organisations who genuinely want to support them. To book your place, please follow this link. Early bird delegate rates for bookings before Friday 14 September: Family members £80 + vatProfessionals £135 + vat(An additional £10 will be added to bookings made after this date) Full programme will be available here soon – make sure to keep checking! e: firstname.lastname@example.org Families First will be held at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham City Centre. Quote the code CJWellings when you make your booking for a reduced rate of £80, including VAT, bed and breakfast.