Adfam and Cruse Bereavement Care have  launched of the new Bereavement through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website, a vital source of information, support and hope for anyone who has lost a loved one through drug or alcohol use.

BEAD stands for Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs. It’s a partnership between Cruse Bereavement Care and Adfam, providing practical and emotional support and information specifically for anyone bereaved through a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.

Cruse is the UK’s leading bereavement charity and Adfam is a national charity working to improve support for families affected by drug or alcohol use.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published data showing  that in 2015 there were 8,758 alcohol related deaths and 3,674 drug deaths in England and Wales.