- Group Setting
PROPS began life in 1997 as Scotswood Family Drug Support Group. It was set up in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne, as a result of local women's concerns regarding support for parents and partners of alcohol and drug misusers. Their intention was to set up their own peer support group, to help those affected by substance misuse to cope with the problems they were facing. Soon the group became confident enough to become active in addressing the issues surrounding drug and alcohol misuse, in particular the emotional, health and economic effect on carers.