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Are you affected by someone else’s Drug use?


Families, Carers and Partners of those affected often suffer significant stress and health problems.


If you live in Derbyshire then why not contact us for support and advice...



01246 224832


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Its a Family Affair

Accessing support provides families with the chance to cope with and recover from the effects of someone else’s addiction, which can then help to build a strong support structure essential for the drug users recovery - its a family affair.


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About Us

Spoda have been providing services to families and carers who live within the county of Derbyshire since 1998.


We have been and remain one of the pioneers in developing services to address the wide range of issues facing families and carers affected by another person’s substance use.


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Welcome to Spoda

Having someone you care about who uses substances can create many problems for families and carers. The stigma and shame associated with substance use often means families and carers suffer in silence creating severe isolation, which can then result in depression and associated health problems for the people affected by the other person’s substance use. To find out that someone you care about is using substances can leave you floundering in a tidal wave of emotions, such as denial, anger, shame, frustration, fear and sheer bewilderment. An addict’s illness and pain spreads out to encompass parents, partners, children, siblings and friends.


At Spoda we can offer you empathy and understanding; we are non-judgemental and can offer you a safe and confidential environment to discuss your situation. We can support you in your own right or offer support to assist you to help the person you care about who uses substances.




“Support for family members and carers of substance users has a positive impact on:

  • The engagement of users in treatment services
  • The retention of users in treatment
  • The outcomes from treatment and sustainability of treatment outcomes.” Copello A, Velleman R et al (2005)

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