Alcohol and drugs: help and support

Local support

Tayside Council on Alcohol
Wide range of support services for people affected by alcohol, drugs, gambling and addictive behaviours.

Provides a person-centred, whole family approach to assessment and intervention with adults who misuse drugs and alcohol.

Havilah at St Andrew's Church, Arbroath
Drop-in service open to anyone seeking company and non-judgemental listening.


Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who support each other to recover from alcoholism.
Website created by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland that helps you to calculate how your weekly drinking adds up.

Advice for people to make better choices about drinking.

Help and support to make smart choices about drinking.


Narcotics Anonymous
Fellowship of men and women who support each other to recover from drug misuse.

Talk to Frank
Honest information about drugs

Harm reduction and blood borne virus clinics

The Harm Reduction/BBV team can offer advice on safer drug use, safer injecting practices, BBV testing and treatment and a range of other services

  • Arbroath: Abbey Health Centre, East Abbey Street, Arbroath
  • Forfar: Whitehills Health Centre, Station Road, Forfar
  • Montrose: Links Health Centre, Marine Avenue, Montrose

To find out where and when the next available drop-in clinic is or to book an appointment call 01382 204248 or 01382 633939

Injecting equipment provision
Postal service is only available for people who live in Tayside and are over 18

People affected by others' alcohol and drugs use

Angus Carers Centre
The centre has a support worker who supports people affected by others' alcohol or drug use.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

Chemsex: more than just sex and drugs 
Information and advice for families, partners and friends.

Information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

My Family and Alcohol
New family website from Alcohol Focus Scotland aimed at supporting families affected by alcohol.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
Listening support and information for anyone who has lost someone who used alcohol or drugs. They can also put you in touch with a local accredited counsellor.


Hillcrest Futures
Supports individuals to build on their strengths and develop strategies to start and maintain their own recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use.

UK SMART Recovery
Free mutual support meetings for help recovering from any kind of addictive behaviour.

Scottish Recovery Consortium 
Recovery-orientated charity to build and promote recovery from addictions in Scotland.


Hepatitis Scotland – Living with hepatitis B

Young people

Angus Young Carers
Local support and advice

Connect 1- 1
Support service for young people aged 10-25 who are affected by their own or someone else’s alcohol/substance use

a safe space for young people ages 12 and over to reach out and ask questions

Crew's mission is "to reduce drug and sexual health related harms and stigma, improving mental and physical health without judgement."

National information and citizenship charity for young people aged between 11 and 25.