Welcome to the Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership Website



12 – 16 SEPTEMBER 2016

Communities across Aberdeenshire, with the support of Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership Community Forums are celebrating Recovery Week from Monday 12th September culminating in the National Recovery Walk in Falkirk on 17th September.

Join us in promoting  Recovery in North, South and Central areas and help us to make Recovery visible by supporting events detailed in the Programmes listed on this website.

 There is a range of events happening across Aberdeenshire each day during the week and you are encouraged to come along and get involved . We are all in Recovery from something and we believe that the whole community can benefit from the experiences and contributions of people in recovery from addictions.

The following information lists events happening across Aberdeenshire during this week and will be updated on a regular basis.

Please come along and join us, Recovery Happens!!!


We’re all on board, are YOU? With only 10 days until this year’s Recovery Walk in Falkirk on Saturday 17th September, if you want to be there, whether you’ve already expressed an interest or even signed up, let’s confirm it now!

Text your name and YES to the following number to confirm your intent to join us on the walk, whether you’ve signed up already or not – 07936 008808

More info to follow on the FREE bus departure time and final location. Keep an eye on the AiR Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AberdeeninRecovery

If you have any queries, please email:- info@aberdeeninrecovery.org

Please Note. Transport has been arranged to pick up those travelling down to celebrate recovery from the Beach Boulevard on Saturday 17th September. The bus will be there from 6:45 am and will depart at 7:00am prompt. AiR are covering the costs of the transport to Falkirk but you will have to make your own arrangements to get down to the arranged pick up point. (Any donations will be welcomed and a hat put round for collection, all of which will be forward to the SRC to assist them in offsetting the costs involved in organising the event)

So far we have 1028 people registered to attend.

Please click here for some helpful information for the day to help you plan ahead. The walk route is approx. 3 miles long and it is advisable to wear comfortable footwear for taking part.

The weather forecast for Saturday looks cloudy but dry, but let’s not forget this is Scotland and please remember to dress appropriately for all weather conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: There won’t be any catering provided this year, therefore we strongly suggest you bring your own provisions.

More info about the walk can be found on the Scottish Recovery Consortium’s website – scottishrecoveryconsortium.org

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North Aberdeenshire:

North Recovery Week Programme – pdf

In support of Recovery Week the ADP North Community Forum Film Project has produced a series of short video clips to raise awareness and make recovery visible.

We proudly release the first  one:

‘What does recovery mean to you?’ – North Aberdeenshire community members speak about recovery:


…..  the second clip:

‘Support in your community’  – support services and peer support available in North Aberdeenshire


….. the third clip:

‘Support for families’ – peer support available for families affected by a loved one’s addiction in North Aberdeenshire


More info about the ADP North community forum and  the recovery week programme on our facebook page:


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Central Aberdeenshire:

Owl poster

For more info please follow the links below: 

Central Area – Detailed Programme

Please note that the Forest School Day planned to be held as part of Recovery Week on the 16th September has had to be cancelled but it may be rescheduled for another date.

Any queries to be made to Janet Tennant at her email address: JTennant@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk or to her mob: 07738983382.

Booking Form

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South Aberdeenshire:

South Aberdeenshire Recovery Week Programme (pdf)

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Celebrating the Difference Event is being held on: Saturday 17th September

at North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh Campus, Henderson Road, Fraserburgh.

For more information on the event please contact: margaret.gault@virgin.net

To view the poster please click here


Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Services

Alcohol and Drug services in Aberdeenshire have moved to a simplified access system.  All referrals for alcohol or drug issues and from any source; (professional or self referred) will be funnelled through a hub structure. 

Previous referral mechanisms will continue e.g  Sci-Gateway

Now contact can also be made by phone on 01224 594700

or through Drop In facilities at times and places throughout Aberdeenshire. 

This Service is for People That:

  • Are concerned about their substance use

  • Are affected by the substance use of others, e.g. loved ones, family, friends

  • Are concerned about any substance use e.g. alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs, Novel Psychoactive Substances aka legal highs, prescription and/or over the counter medicines or  solvents

  • Are at any stage e.g. before use becomes problematic or in stable recovery and want support with employment, training or achieving other recovery goals

  • Are receiving addiction treatment e.g in primary care and would like additional recovery support.

  • Have recently experienced an overdose

  • Want any information about problematic alcohol or drug use

This has been established to:

Make access to Alcohol and Drug Services easier and quicker and to improve support throughout the recovery journey.
Provide support to people that are receiving treatment in Primary Care and would like additional intervention e.g employability support

Instructions to referrers

When making a referral, it is important where possible to provide, name, address and telephone number as workers will call people directly and arrange the continued contact.  It would also be helpful if any known risks or urgencies were indicated.

Posters/leaflets/cards can be ordered from the NHS Grampian Health Information Resource Service

/Aberdeenshire ADP & Aberdeenshire NHS Substance Misuse Service/