Al-Anon Family Groups UK and Eire

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

Phone: 020 7403 0888 (Helpline)




Alcohol Support - Amethyst Womens Group

Support group for women affected by alcohol misuse.

Phone: 01224 595981


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




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



Turning Point

North Aberdeenshire Recovery Service (formerly Northern Horizons). Community based drug support service offering free and confidential support to those who have been affected by substance misuse in the North Aberdeenshire area.

Phone: 01779 470490

Website: click here


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)




Families Anonymous

Support for the families and friends of drug users.

Phone: 0845 1200 660 (Calls cost 5p per minute plus standard network fee)





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.




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.




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.



Aberlour Child Care Trust / Drugs Action – Families First

Support for children affected by parental drug use.

Phone: 01224 483381


Website: click here



Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR)

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

Phone: 07936 008808




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



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


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