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 558844
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/