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Information and advice for the families of people living with Hepatitis C

Adfam is the national organisation that works to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. This resource provides helpful information for the families of people living with hepatitis C or of those who inject drugs, and are therefore at risk of contracting hepatitis C

In 2015, hepatitis C was the most common infection amongst people who inject drugs. Around two in five people who inject drugs are living with chronic hepatitis C.

Drug use can affect the whole family, as can a diagnosis of hepatitis C. Having a loved one with a drug problem or who is ill may put a lot of practical, financial and emotional pressures on family members. We hope the information in this booklet may help reduce any potential fear or emotional strain.