Welcome to the Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership Website


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/


New Volunteering Pilot in North Aberdeenshire – ADP Community Champions – Promoting Life Chances

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Recovery Week will be taking place between September 12th and 16th this year, in the lead up to the National Recovery Walk on 17th September in Falkirk. Our aim is to make Recovery in Aberdeenshire visible and to show that Recovery does happen and that we have a flourishing Recovery Community here in the ‘Shire.
To date we have had a very positive response from Forums, individuals and groups. Some innovative and inspirational thoughts and ideas for activities within Aberdeenshire have been generated through Forum meetings and discussion and we hope to take some of these forward through steering group meetings in each area, but we need your help for your Recovery Week!
The first Central Area Recovery Week Steering group meeting was held at Inspire in Insch, between 1030 and 1200hrs on Tuesday 12th July 2016, and all interested were welcomed to attend at Insch Community Centre. One of our artistic Community Members in Central area has kindly agreed to work on some publicity material for Recovery Week and others have offered their services in many capacities.
We are hoping to hold similar meetings in the very near future in North and South areas so please keep checking the ADP website/Twitter/emails and come along to your area meetings and contribute what you can!!!  Whether you wish to help out in an organisational capacity or assist with helping distribute publicity or get events sorted out on the day, any contribution is welcome and appreciated.
If you are interested in attending meetings in North, South or Central areas, or indeed if you have any ideas, thoughts or queries regarding Recovery Week, please contact Janet Tennant, Service User Involvement Coordinator (jtennant@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk; 07738983382).