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 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

Website: www.alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk



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

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

Phone: 01224 252368

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


Aberlour Child Care Trust / Drugs Action – Families First

Support for children affected by parental drug use.

Phone: 01224 483381

Email: familyservice@aberlour.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 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: 07849 742259

Email: dsgbanff@hotmail.co.uk


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