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Whether it’s you, a loved one, a family member or a friend in need, if you need advice on how to help yourself or others, or if you just need someone to listen, please get in touch. We’re here to help.

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“I had excellent advice and understanding from my worker. I would recommend ADA to anyone needing help with their addiction.”

If you think you have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and want to turn your life around, then Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA) is here to help. We provide high level, professional support and advice not only to alcohol and drug users but also to families and friends who want to learn how they can play a part helping a loved one or friend on the road to recovery. We can support you online, on the phone or face to face.

Drop-in sessions

We hold drop-in sessions seven days a week for those who require support around alcohol and/or drug use. Sessions are available from our city centre, Hadden Street office and at a number of city locations (please contact us for further details). Drop-in sessions provide the following services:

Structured one-to-one support

Many of the people that we help prefer structured one-to-one support with an allocated worker who will support with a tailored programme to suit individual needs. This structured one-to-one support is designed to:

Family & Friends Support Group

Our Family & Friends Support Group provides confidential support and advice for families and friends of alcohol and/or drug users in a safe and welcoming environment. Two workers attend the group to provide:

The group meets every two weeks in Aberdeen city. New members are seen on an individual basis by a worker prior to attending group meetings to ensure that the group is appropriate for them. Please contact us for more information on how to join the group.

Recovery Groups

These groups are aimed at people in recovery and offer:

The Recovery Groups (include opportunities to participate in activities over several days each week in Aberdeen city. Please contact us for more information on how to join the groups.

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Group

SMART Recovery is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. SMART recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques. SMART aims to:



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Main Office:
Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA), 7 Hadden Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NU, Scotland

Alcohol & Drugs Action is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Funding is received from NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Government and from donations.
Scottish Charity Number SC013582.

Alcohol & Drugs Action Recovery Services is registered with the Care Inspectorate, No CS2016346966