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

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We provide advice, information and targeted interventions on all drug related issues, seven days a week. We have specific services for those who use opiates, cocaine, new psychoactive substances (NPS), solvents, Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) and prescription/over-the-counter medications. We can also support those drinking alcohol alongside these substances.


We know how hard it is to ask for help. We help people every day. We provide support to those affected by all aspects of drug use 7 days a week and appointments aren't always necessary.

It's not about shock tactics or a 'just say no' approach, instead we will work with you to build your trust and deliver the support and help you need to overcome your drug problem. This will include different levels of support to manage your situation - from preventing harmful use to reducing chaotic use, and helping you work towards recovery.

Our experienced workers will arrange a confidential meeting and give you immediate guidance, support and advice and fast access to treatment and other services as required.

We will be with you every step of the way.

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 and Aberdeenshire 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:

Take Home Naloxone Programme

Naloxone, which can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose for up to 20 minutes, is now available on site at ADA. Drug related deaths remain a huge concern and Naloxone is an important part of the programme of activities in place to prevent drug related deaths in Scotland. The legislation means that people can come to ADA and get the kits here rather than having to go to a pharmacy to collect them. The legislation also makes it easier for family members to obtain kits. We would encourage anyone who has a friend or loved one with a history of using opiates (e.g. heroin, methadone etc ) to come and get their free Naloxone kit from ADA at 7 Hadden Street, Aberdeen .


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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