AFINet is a free-to-join Network, providing a platform which:

  • brings together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners;
  • promotes the well-being of family members, friends and colleagues who are affected by or concerned about another person’s problems with or addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling; and
  • develops research, policy and practice in the field.


    All Webinars are recorded and those recordings are made available a few days later on the AFINet website The list of past Webinars is below, beneath the programme for future ones.

    Participation in each webinar is free, but to join, you MUST register beforehand. For each Webinar that you are interested in, please register in the few days before it starts, via Below the programme you can find a video recording of each Webinar that has been presented so far, along with the PowerPoint slides for that Webinar. As we are a small charity, if you can donate a small amount for each webinar, this would be really appreciated. We suggest 30Euro/Dollars or £25 Paypal takes about 5% of the payment and banks can take up to 20% so Paypal is preferable.

    Payment Details - You can request an invoice -

    You can either pay through the website through Paypal or pay by BACS or web transfer. 

    Bank: CO-OP. Name: Addiction & the Family International Ntwrk
    Address: PO box 250, Delf House, Southwat, Skelmersdale WN8 6WT, uk
    Sort Code: 08-92-99. A/C No: 65824603
    BIC: CPBK GB22. IBAN: GB70 CPBK 0892 9965 8246 03

    Future Webinars

    AFINet Webinars will take place on alternate months: November, January, March, May, November (with a break in July/August) and will move between Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday, so people with regular commitments on one of those days will still be able to attend on the others.

    Date: Wednesday, 17th July 2024, 14.00 UK Time; 15.00 Germany etc.; 16.00 Finland, 9:00 am Quebec; other times:
    Title: The Invitation to Change (ITC) Approach – family support for the 2020s? Our experience supporting families globally using ITC
    Presenters: Dave and Tina James, Founders of the website.
    Description: In the UK alone, five million family members (source: are seriously affected by their loved ones’ use of alcohol and other drugs (AODs). Overwhelmingly, the services focus on the person struggling with substances. The Invitation to Change (ITC) approach is designed from the ground up to help professionals and family members, like Dave and Tina, support themselves and their loved ones. ITC is based upon Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) combined with Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ITC is developed by the Center for Motivation and Change in New York, the authors of the book, Beyond Addiction. Dave and Tina are currently the only people in the UK supporting families globally using this latest method. They will be giving an introduction to the ITC wheel and how they successfully use it to support families like themselves..


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