FASS History

FASS was originally started as "The Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups" by a group of parents in the 1980's who were concerned by the growing drug problems in Glasgow and was constituted in 1986. Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.

This valuable service to the community was officially recognized in 2003 when the Association was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Services by Groups in the Community. Although prior to this award the organization was already well known and respected throughout the many cultural and diverse communities in Glasgow.

In June 2008 'The Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups' became FASS (Family Addiction Support Service). The change of name reflects the changing nature of addiction services, the new ideas we have and our new referral system which now encompasses both drug and alcohol.

We fully intend to continue and enhance the service that began nearly 30 years ago and also continue to provide the community with this unique and special service.