Advice & Support

Drug & Alcohol Services

Argyll and Bute Addiction Team - Main Office

  1. For adults
  2. For families
  3. For children-and-young-people
  4. For carers

The Argyll and Bute Addiction Team (ABAT) is an integrated team comprising staff from NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council. Staff include Social Workers, Nurses and a Psychiatrist all of whom are specialists in Addiction work. ABAT provides services across Argyll and Bute from bases in Dunoon, Rothesay, Helensburgh, Oban (outreach to Mull and Tiree), Lochgilphead and Campbeltown (outreach to Islay). Services include Assessment, Recovery Planning, Harm Reduction, Sexual Health Information, Blood Borne Virus Information and Testing, Opioid Replacement Therapy and Naloxone Training and Supply. Referral is via another professional e.g. GP, Social Worker etc. Members of the public and fellow professionals are most welcome to contact us for information and advice.

Argyll and Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LD

Tel: 01546 605602

Email: High-UHB.ArgyllButeAddictionTeam@nhs.net

ABAT Bute

  1. For adults
  2. For families
  3. For carers

Victoria Hospital Annex, Lochfield, Towhead, Rothesay, PA20 9JH

Tel: 01700 894571

ABAT Cowal

  1. For adults
  2. For families
  3. For carers

Cowal Community Hospital, 360 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7RL

Tel: 01369 708333

ABAT Helensburgh and Lomond

    Jeannie Deans Unit, Victoria Infirmary, 93 East King Street, Helensburgh, G84 7BU

    Tel: 01436 655053

    ABAT Kintyre Addiction Service

      Outreach service covers Islay and Jura and includes harm reduction service

      Campbeltown Hospital, Ralston Road, Campbeltown, PA28 6LE

      Tel: 01586 555816

      ABAT Mid Argyll

        Argyll and Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LD

        Tel: 01546 605602

        ABAT Oban, Lorne and Isles Addiction Service

          Service covers Mull, Tiree and Coll. Includes harm reduction service.

          Market Street Centre, Market Street, Oban, PA34 4HR

          Tel: 01631 571294

          Argyll and Bute Harm Reduction Service

          1. For adults

          The harm reduction service is co-ordinated from Market St Centre in Oban. There is access to needle exchange services across A&B with fixed site and outreach from Oban and supply and disposal facilities at any pharmacy in A&B displaying the national needle exchange sticker in the window.

          Market Street Centre, Market Street, Oban, PA34 4HR

          Tel: 01637 571294

          Email: High-UHB.ArgyllButeAddictionTeam@nhs.net

          KADAS (Kintyre Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service)

          1. For adults
          2. For children-and-young-people

          KADAS offers a range of services and takes a holistic approach to support individuals and families experiencing problems associated with alcohol and drugs. KADAS provides confidential counselling and support, complimentary therapies, stress management, Acudetox, home visits, employability support. Kadas works in partnership to support young people through a range of services and in youth facilities.

          Castlehill, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6AN

          Tel: 07455465726

          OASIS (Oban Addiction Support and Information Service)

          1. For adults
          2. For families
          3. For children-and-young-people

          Oban Addiction Support and Information Service is a voluntary organisation which helps those affected by substance misuse, providing confidential and non-judgemental support and advice. The aim of the organisation is to assist drug users to lead ordinary lives, access mainstream services and develop positive relationships in a person centred approach. Services provided include: adult service, youth service, family support service, arrest referral scheme, drug treatment and testing orders.

          13 Craigard Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5NP

          Tel: 01631 571348

          Email: mail@oasis-oban.org.uk

          Other Services

          Argyll Community Housing Association

            Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) is a community led Registered Social Landlord providing over 5000 affordable homes for rent.

            63-65 Chalmers Street, Ardrishaig, PA30 8DX

            Tel: 0800 028 2755

            Contact Scotland British Sign Language

            1. For adults
            2. For families
            3. For children-and-young-people
            4. For carers

            Scotland’s British Sign Language Interpreting Video Relay Service (VRS) – enabling contact with all of Scotland’s public bodies and third sector organisations

            Tel: 0141 419 0420

            Email: info@contactscotland-bsl.org

            Family Mediation Argyll and Bute

              Family Mediation provides a range of services including child contact centres, child focused mediation, family mediation, direct consultation with children, intergenerational mediation, stepfamily mediation

              Suite 1, 26 Alexandra Place, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PU

              Tel: 01631 570 101

              Email: fmargyll@btconnect.com

              Home Start - Lorn

                Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

                Lorn, Queens Building, George Street, Oban, Argyllshire,PA34

                Tel: 01631 566749

                Email: homestartlorn@btconnect.com

                Home Start - MAJIK

                  Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

                  79 Marine Parade, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 8HF

                  Tel: 01369 702418

                  Email: info@homestartmajik.eclipse.co.uk

                  Richmond Fellowship

                    The Richmond Fellowship is the largest provider of social care services in Scotland, providing personalised, high-quality community-based support services for those who require support in their lives. Some may have mental health difficulties, learning disabilities or autism; others may have dementia, alcohol or drug issues or forensic backgrounds.

                    Blarbuie Road, Lochgilphead PA31 8LD

                    Tel: 01546 600136

                    Email: communications@richmondfellowship.org.uk

                    Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

                    1. For adults
                    2. For families
                    3. For carers

                    Scottish Families is here to support anybody who has a concern about someone else’s substance use whether this is suspected use through to long term use. We have a free helpline that anyone can contact and access information and guidance on issues they are worried about. We offer dedicated family support via our Telehealth service whereby you can have a telephone appointment with a dedicated family support worker each week for an hour to support you and your wider family. We will also pay for free bereavement counselling for anyone who has lost a loved one and substances have featured in their life prior to death. All service are accessed via our helpline. All our services are free and available to anyone over the age of 16.

                    Scottish Families Effected by Alcohol & Drugs, Edward House, 2nd Floor, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX

                    Tel: 08080 10 10 11

                    Email: helpline@sfad.org.uk

                    Waverley Care

                    1. For adults
                    2. For families
                    3. For children-and-young-people
                    4. For carers

                    Waverley Care provides safe and confidential support services to people in Argyll and Bute living with or affected by HIV and Hepatitis C. We also offer testing, sexual health information, blood borne virus training and LGBT support. Please contact us for more information or to access support.

                    Waverley Care Glasgow, 12 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9AS

                    Tel: 0141 332 2520

                    Email: argyllandbute@waverleycare.org