Alyn Smith MP
Alyn Smith MP: Addiction Factsheet
This page seeks to give those with problematic drug usage and their families and friends information to where you are able to get help. It will first look at help and local support for individuals who are seeking help and then provide more general information and useful organisations that provide support.
If your condition is serious or life-threatening you should go to the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital or dial 999.
Change, Live, Grow is a charity that takes a holistic approach to substance misuse and is driven by the ethos of making a difference in people’s lives. They offer free, impartial advice as well as other services. Their website is full of useful information for those seeking help, their friends and family.
Support they offer in Stirling:
- Needle exchange
- Harm reduction advice
- Take-home naloxone kits
- Blood-bourne virus testing
- Safe injecting equipment
National Tel: 08080 10 10 11
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. They give information and advice to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and link them into local support.
- One-to-One Support
- Group Support
- CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training)
- Support to access Bereavement Counselling
- Access to Naloxone
More helpful organisations
The organisations listed can help anyone affected by alcohol with advice, counselling and support:
- We Are With You (formerly Addaction): Provides free, confidential support with alcohol or drugs via a local service or online.
- Drinkline (Telephone): Supports people who are worried about their own or someone else’s drinking. Tel: 0300 123 1110
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provide free self-help groups across Scotland. Its 12-step programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups. National helpline number: 0800 9177 650.
- Smart Recovery Online meetings – SMART Recovery helps individuals recover from any addictive behaviour and lead meaningful & satisfying lives; using a science-based therapeutic programme of training.
- Many people with problems with alcohol may find other networks useful, including Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous
- Young Scot information for young people.
- NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) – if you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child – 0808 800 5000 or if you are under 18 – 0800 1111
- Scottish Recovery Consortium are recovery-orientated and exist to support, represent and advocate recovery from problematic substance use in Scotland