Here you will find news articles, press releases and occasional blogs about the charity's activities.
“With well over 40,000 hospital admissions every year due to alcohol, liver disease is going to be the main cause of early deaths” said Jim Bett, service manager at Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS). “Alcohol and obesity are the main causes of liver issues and what is very concerning is that many of those dying are young or in middle age.”
It has been predicted that by 2020, liver disease will have overtaken heart disease with 80,000 working years lost annually, and this was confirmed by Professor Nick Sheron, liver expert from the University of Southampton who was heavily involved in research recently published in The Lancet medical journal.
At a packed meeting at the Town House in Kirkcaldy, venue for this year's AGM for Fife Alcohol Support Service
(FASS), Jim Bett, Service Manager at FASS outlined the many successes of the
past 12 months and also pointed the way forward for a bold and exciting future
for the Kirkcaldy-based Charity.
Now in its 40th year of operation, FASS has been a major provider of specialist services for people with alcohol-related problems in Fife, including an alcohol counselling service and a well-used self-help web service.
Clubs, our Big Lottery Funded project is relieving isolation and loneliness for
some of the most vulnerable people in Fife.
We have 85 Club Members just now who are rediscovering their social confidence and self-esteem and moving on in life. They are drawing great benefit from organised therapeutic activity available in theclubs.