Local Services




Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire

Self-help groups for the family and friends of alcoholics.

Phone: 0800 0086 811 (Free Helpline open 10am-10pm, 365 days a year)

Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk

Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk


Alcohol & Drugs Action

Our skilled and knowledgeable team provides advice to prevent harmful use of alcohol and drugs as well as person-centred support to help those with problems recover and live happy lives.

Phone: 01224 594700

Website: www.alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk


Aberdeen Foyer REACH course

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.

Currently the course is ran in Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Banff.

Phone: 01224 212924

Email: info@aberdeenfoyer.com

Website: www.aberdeenfoyer.com


Substance Misuse Service

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.

North, Kessock Clinic: 01346 585160

South and Central: 01224 557212 or 01224 557312


Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for people trying to overcome an alcohol addiction.

Phone: 0800 9177650 (Helpline) (free)

Email: help@aamail.org

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk


Families Anonymous

Support for the families and friends of drug users.

Phone: 0207 4984 680 (Calls cost 5p per minute plus standard network fee)

Email: office@famanon.org.uk

Website: www.famanon.org.uk



Support for the families and friends of compulsive gamblers.

Phone: 0370 050 8881 (Helpline)

Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 8p and 40p per minute.

Email: gamanon@gascotland.org

Website: www.gamanonscotland.org


Narcotics Anonymous

Support and suggestions on self help methods to people with a drug problem. Phone: 0300 999 1212

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

Email: nahelpline@ukna.org

Website: www.ukna.org


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)

Email: helpline@sfad.org.uk

Website: www.sfad.org.uk


Smart Recovery UK

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

Website: www.smartrecovery.org.uk


Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR)

Aims to reduce stigma and raise the profile of recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Phone: 01224 638342

Email: info@aberdeeninrecovery.org

Website: www.aberdeeninrecovery.org/


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:

Website: click here


Alcohol Aberdeen

Support and advice for people with an alcohol addiction.

Phone: 01224 594700

Website: www.alcoholaberdeen.org.uk


Aberdeenshire Drug and Alcohol Services

Aberdeenshire Drug and Alcohol services have set up Step-In points in Banff, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Inverurie and Stonehaven so anyone wanting support with drug and alcohol use can get same day treatment. If you wish to access the service you can drop in to the Step-In locations or will be offered an appointment on the day we get a referral.

Website: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/living-independently/drug-and-alcohol-services/


Arrows – Drug and Alcohol Service (Quarriers)

Access point for all drug and alcohol services in Moray. If you require access to a service this is your first point of call. Arrows offers assessment and referral to services that meet your needs as well as information, support and guidance.

Phone: 01343 610 500

Text: 07812 228547

Email: arrows@quarriers.org.uk



The National Gambling Helplinex

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Live chat: click here


Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Online support groups

Website: click here


Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous

Online meetings

Website: click here