Find help and support with alcohol and drugs issues

Coronavirus outbreak: Postal IEP (Injecting Equipment Provision) service

During the Coronavirus outbreak we are testing a postal IEP service. Please note this service is only available to people who live in Tayside.


Download the Recovery opportunities calendar for details of local organisations' meetings.

Al-Anon

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who support each other to recover from alcoholism.

Angus Carers Centre

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

Angus Connect

A service offering information, advice and support to young people who feel that their alcohol and/or drug use is becoming a problem. The service is available to anyone under 25 years of age living in Angus.

Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS)

A health and social care service providing assessment, treatment and support for individuals, families and carers experiencing issues around drugs, alcohol and/or blood borne viruses.

Angus Young Carers

Offers support to children and young people under 18 years of age who help look after or support another member of their family due to disability, illness, drug or alcohol use.

Activities and support for young people Information on education and training, housing, award schemes and financial support.

Focus on Alcohol Angus projectThis project supports positive change around the use and misuse of alcohol in the county.

Havilah - St Andrew's Church, Arbroath

Havilah is a drop-in service open to anyone seeking company and non-judgemental listening.

Hillcrest Futures

This service supports individuals to build on their strengths and develop strategies to initiate and maintain their own recovery from problematic drug and alcohol use.

My Family and Alcohol

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

Narcotics Anonymous

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

Tayside Council on Alcohol

Offers support, information, advice and counselling services for those concerned about their own or another person's use of alcohol.

Voluntary Action Angus - Locality Locator

A directory for groups and organisations in Angus.

UK SMART Recovery

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

Al-Anon

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who support each other to recover from alcoholism.

Alcohol Focus Scotland

A national organisation working to reduce alcohol harm.

BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs)

This site is a source of information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

Cool2talk

A confidential place for young people to ask questions about things that are affecting them.

count14.scot

Website created by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland that helps you to calculate how your weekly drinking adds up.

Crew

Provides specialist drugs and substance use information, advice and support in Scotland.

Drinkaware

Advice for people to make better choices about drinking.

Drinkline  — 0300 123 1110

Drinksmarter

Help and support to make smart choices about drinking.

Know The Score

Information about drugs and drug misuse.

Narcotics Anonymous

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

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Aims to support families who are affected by someone else's alcohol and/or drug misuse and raise awareness of the issues that affect them.

Scottish Drugs Forum

A partnership trying to combat the problems of drugs in Scotland. Scottish Recovery Consortium — a recovery-orientated charity to build and promote recovery from addictions in Scotland.

YoungScot

Youth information for 11 to 26 year-olds in Scotland.

All Alcohol and Drug Community Forums have been put on hold for the time being.

For further information contact Laura Ogilvie on 01307 492352 or email AngusADP@angus.gov.uk.

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 phone 01382 204248 / 01382 633939

We are sorry to advise that the cafés will be closed until further notice.

If you require drug and/or alcohol support you can contact the following services:

  • Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS) - 0 1241 435820/435821
  • Hillcrest Futures Community Recovery Service - 01307 460101

For café info, contact Laura Ogilvie, ADP Development Officer, 07920 830525, AngusADP@angus.gov.uk

Facebook - Well Bean Café

SMART Recovery face-to-face meetings will not be taking place until further notice.

There are increased online meetings that can be found here: www.smartrecovery.org.uk/online-meetings

For further information contact Laura Ogilvie on 01307 492352 or email AngusADP@angus.gov.uk.

Coronavirus outbreak: Postal IEP service

During the Coronavirus outbreak we are testing a postal IEP service. Please note this service is only available to people who live in Tayside.

Angus

Your Local Boots

  • 10 High Street, Kirriemuir

Well Pharmacy

  • 112 High Street, Arbroath
  • 9 Fisheracre, Arbroath

Davidsons Chemist

  • 98 East High Street, Forfar
  • 41 High St, Brechin

Lloyds Pharmacy

  • 48 High Street, Montrose

Minor Injury Units

  • Whitehills, Forfar
  • Arbroath Infirmary, Arbroath

Dundee

Your Local Boots

  • 94 Albert Street, Dundee
  • 79 MacAlpine Road, Dundee
  • 71 Lothian Crescent, Dundee

J and K Richardson Ltd

  • 181 Blackness Road, Dundee

Cairn Centre

  • 12 Rattray Street, Dundee

Lloyds Pharmacy

  • 103 High Street, Lochee

Perth & Kinross

Davidsons Chemist

  • 21/23 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie

Bridgend Pharmacy

  • 12 Main Street, Perth

Rowlands Pharmacy

  • 61 High Street, Kinross

Lloyds Pharmacy

  • 115/33 Glover Street, Perth

Right Medicine

  • 56 High Street, Crieff

The Harm Reduction/BBV

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.

To make an appointment please call 01382 204248 or drop in to see us in:

Angus

  • Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath
    Friday 10-12noon

Dundee

  • Cairn Centre
    Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm

Perth

  • Highland House
    Monday 9-12noon
  • Central Healthcare (Drumhar)
    Thursday 10am-12.30pm

Opening times will vary. Please check with local provider.

Narcotics Anonymous

Online Meetings

For members who cannot attend a meeting in person or newcomers who aren't yet ready for that, we have virtual (voice only) meetings online.

No registration required & totally anonymous.

Online meetings every day at 7.30pm London time.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays are formal N.A. meetings, plus Social Support (Q&A) Groups on Tuesdays & Sundays at gotomeet.me/ukna

Desktop/Laptop users, click on above link.

If asked for an email, you can skip it, then all you have to do is choose a username & click accept when we ask to use your microphone.
Most browsers work well - Chrome, Firefox, Edge - though Opera does not.

There is a smartphone app too.

Go to Android's Play Store or Apple's 'Apps' & search for gotomeeting, download and install.

When it opens type ukna or 437-754-909 into the Meeting ID box, then enter your name, press Save, & you're in.

Any problems please email webcom@ukna.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

Many meetings are temporarily shutting down but members are creating online/telephone meetings.  If you would like to register one of these meetings please contact Chris at GSO by email at groupinformation@gsogb.org.uk or submit it online.

European site, with a list of daily AA online meetings for people at different stages of the Fellowship programme.

Cocaine Anonymous Online

Al-Anon

Electronic meetings, like all Al‑Anon meetings, offer help and hope to anyone who is affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend. Electronic Al‑Anon meetings agree to abide by the spirit of the Twelve Traditions. Each Al‑Anon member is responsible for keeping the meeting focused on Al‑Anon recovery and discussion of Al‑Anon related topics. Al‑Anon will always be what we—its members—make it. Confidentiality and anonymity varies from platform to platform. It is the responsibility of the Al‑Anon member to understand how to maintain personal anonymity when participating in an online Al‑Anon meeting.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Sharing experiences can help with supporting someone you care about who has an alcohol or drugs problem. You can post if you are looking for support, interested in any of Scottish Families services or if you simply want to talk to someone – we recommend starting in the ‘Newbies Corner’ so you can introduce yourself to our online community

Facebook

Recoverist Network - Private group, meaning no one can see that you are a member of the group or what you post unless they are also a member of the group – posts up details of support area by area as well as live videos featuring meditation and self-management techniques.  Managed by Scottish Recovery Consortium.

RecoverTay - Local grassroots recovery group. Provide information regarding local events etc. Public Group.