Alison Thewliss MP meets with representatives of the Family Addiction Support Service to hear more about the services they provide to recovering alcohol and drug users

City MP visits inspiring Family Addiction Support Service

Glasgow MP, Alison Thewliss, today (Friday 11th March) visited the Family Addiction Support Service (FASS) which is based in the Tradeston area of her constituency.

Visiting FASS as they celebrate their thirtieth anniversary, the city MP said she was “incredibly inspired” by the dedication of the staff and volunteers who provide a lifeline service to families affected by alcohol and drug use.

Speaking after her visit to the FASS offices in West Street, Alison Thewliss MP said:

“I am really grateful to Alicia, Katie, Andrew and Dot for taking the time to tell me all about FASS’ work this morning. I was incredibly inspired to hear of the team’s dedication to offering confidential support to those who are affected by alcohol and drugs. In one form or another, FASS have been doing this important work for thirty years now.

“It’s clearly important to help those with alcohol and drug addictions with their recovery and rehabilitation. FASS goes that one step further and offers vital practical support, advice and guidance to the family members of those who are affected by alcohol and drugs. What is even more impressive is the support they give to kinship carers, who are often the unsung heroes in our community.

“With over twenty-one local support groups in the city, I would very much commend FASS to anyone who has a family member affected by drugs and alcohol. It’s really simple to just pick up the phone and dial 0141 420 2050. I know from meeting them this morning that the staff at FASS are compassionate, kind people who are dedicated to providing a first class service to families who need help at an incredibly difficult time.

“A number of interesting policy issues were also raised this morning and I look forward to pursuing these on behalf of the service in the coming months.”

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