Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Phone: 0800 9177 650 Helpline (free)



Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

A multi-agency partnership improving the service to communities.

For a full list of Alcohol and Drugs Services in Aberdeenshire for adults and young people, including family and peer support groups see the website:

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Aberdeenshire Community Substance Misuse Service

Specialist assessment and access to community and residential rehabilitation; support for families, friends and partners.

Fraserburgh North Team (main office)

Phone: 01346 516800

Inverurie South/Central Team (main office)

Phone: 01467 625567


Alcohol Support Limited

Counselling services and alternative therapies provided in Inverurie; counselling, recovery group work and Designated Place of Safety provided from premises at Dee Street in Aberdeen.

Phone: 01224 595981




Alexander Clinic

A private independent hospital treating adults aged 18+ for alcohol and drugs dependency.  Services include detoxification, rehabilitation, counselling, aftercare and family programme.

Phone: 01651 872100




Benaiah Residential Abstinence Programme

A twelve-month residential programme for women between 18 and 50 years seeking to control addictions, especially drugs and/or alcohol. The structured programme is based on Christian principles and balanced between classroom studies and work duties.

Phone: 01771 620100




Community Recovery Service

The service aims to support people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol problems to access activities and opportunities in their local community.

Phone: 01467 624240





Drugs Action

Aims to reduce the harms associated with drug use to the individual, the family and the community. The service is based in Aberdeen but a range of options may be available in Aberdeenshire.

Phone: 01224 577120 (helpline)





A 12/14 week employability course open to any adult who is in recovery from issues that have held them back. The course is open to people from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Phone: 01346 511017 or 07741 260865

There is also a course in North Aberdeenshire open to people from Banff, Peterhead and Central Buchan areas.

Phone: 01224 252368



Northern Horizon

Community based substance misuse service supporting adults 16yrs and over.  Areas of work include relapse prevention, dry blood spot testing, anger management, alternative therapies, stabilisation, offending behaviour, drop-in, and service user forums. The service is delivered in North Aberdeenshire, Cumniestown and Turriff.

Phone: 01779 470490



Substance Misuse Service North, Kessock Clinic

Specialist assessment and treatment interventions for drugs and alcohol; this NHS Grampian service works jointly with other agencies to provide an integrated service including care planning and stabilisation service.

Phone: 01346 585160


Substance Misuse Service, South and Central

Specialist assessment and treatment interventions for drugs and alcohol; harm minimisation and relapse prevention; NHS Grampian service.

Phone: 01224 557212 or 01224 557312


Sunnybrae Residential Programme

A twelve month residential programme for men between the ages of 18-45yrs seeking to control addictions especially drugs and/or alcohol (without mental health issues requiring anti-psychotics).  The structured programme is based on Christian principles and balanced between classroom studies and work duties.

Phone: 01651 891627





Deveron Family Support Group (Banff)

Self-help group for family members, partners and friends with substance misuse problems. The group is delivered in Banff but open to people from any area.

Phone: 07762411332



Fraserburgh Pathways Through Addiction- Family Support Group

Offers confidential and non-judgemental support to family members, partners and friends of people with substance misuse problems. The group is delivered in Fraserburgh but open to people from anywhere.

Phone: 07747151128 or 07739143883



Garioch Family Support Group

The group provides confidential support for parents/family members who are concerned about a relative’s drug or alcohol dependence. The group is open to anyone living in Aberdeenshire.

Phone: 01467 641444 or 07902 283177



Narcotics Anonymous

A society of men and women for who drugs has become a major problem.  They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (helpline)

Calls cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers.

Phone: 07071 223 441 (helpline east coast Scotland)



Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

Support to individuals affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Advocacy support to family members.

Phone: 0141 221 0544 or 08080 101011 (free)



Smart Recovery UK

Mutual Aid/Peer Support; Self-Management and Recovery Training; Delivered by a volunteer facilitator – peer. All sessions open to non residents.