Welcome to Kwads - Supporting Drug & Alcohol Affected Families.
One of our clients stories
Kwads is a Bristol-based, community-rooted organisation providing a range of services including free and confidential information, advice, guidance, signposting and support to family members, carers, concerned others and professionals in relation to someone else’s alcohol/drug misuse.
Kwads is unique in the range of services it provides to carers and concerned others across the wider Bristol area. We champion the cause of carers, we facilitate a forum that acts as the voice of carers, we act to positively influence policy and the quality of service delivery to carers, and we act as a link to a wide range of other organisations that provide support services to people experiencing issues such as rape, debt, housing, domestic abuse, parenting etc.
Kwads offers an integrated approach to the family unit, in that we often have more than one member of the family accessing our services simultaneously.
We also provide referrals to appropriate organisations for those individuals within the family who are misusing drugs and/or alcohol.
Recent testimonials have demonstrated that having the individual members of the family in treatment can lead to positive changes in the behaviour of the user.
If you are worried about the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one you can get help and advice by calling Kwads on 0117 953 3870 or email info@Kwads.org.uk
News and Notices
Bristol Family Forum
Last Tuesday of every month. 6.30 - 8.00pm. For engaged and Ex clients. Please phone for more information on the Criteria. Location is at Bristol Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service (BSDAS) at Colston Fort.
Every Wednesday. 6.30 - 8.00pm. Must have completed at least Stage 1 of the programme before accessing this service. 10 week course. Location is at Bristol Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service (BSDAS) at Colston Fort. Future start dates are as follows:
Wednesday 15th May
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 29th May
Peer Support group
The Peer Support Group will now run monthly at Bristol Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service (BSDAS) at Colston Fort from 6.15-7.45 pm on the 1st Thursday of every month.
The dates are as follows:
Thursday 6th June
1 day Workshops
This workshop covers key themes of the Eductaion Group such as 'The nature of addiction', 'Coping strategies', 'Communication skills' and supporting your loved one whilst getting them into treatment or whilst in treatment.
The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.00pm with a half hour break. Lunch is NOT provided but refreshments are available.
There are 2 different venues:
The first venue is at ARA (Addiction Recovery Agency) in Kings Street, Central Bristol. Dates for this are:
Friday 7th June
Friday 5th July
Friday 2nd August
The second venue is at BSDAS (Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service), Blackberry Hill Centre, Fishponds. Next date is:
Last updated on 7th May 2013