Advice & Support

Drug & Alcohol Services

Argyll and Bute Addiction Team - Main Office

  1. For adults
  2. For families
  3. 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: nhsh.argyllbuteaddictionteam@nhs.scot

ABAT Bute

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

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.

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

Tel: 01700 894571

ABAT Cowal

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

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.

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

Tel: 01369 708333

ABAT Helensburgh and Lomond

    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.

    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. 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.

      Campbeltown Hospital, Ralston Road, Campbeltown, PA28 6LE

      Tel: 01586 555816

      ABAT Mid Argyll

        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

        ABAT Oban, Lorn and Isles Addiction Service

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

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

          Tel: 01631 571294

          We Are With You

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

          We Are With You provide a recovery service across Argyll & Bute. The service is for people and families who need support around their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. It’s a really simple process to access our services. One of our experienced staff will be on hand to speak with you and provide support. They will also arrange to meet you in person in a location that is convenient for you. We offer drop-in Needle Exchange at Ballochyle House Monday-Friday 9-5.

          Oban, Lorn and the Isles - 1st Floor, Boswell House, Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BD, Tel: 01631 700207 (covers Mull, Coll Tiree and the smaller Isles).

          Helensburgh and Lomond - 17A East King Street, Helensburgh, G84 7QQ, Tel: 01436 640216.

          Bute and Cowal - Ballochyle House, Kirk Street, Dunoon PA23 7DP, Tel: 01369 704406.

          Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands - Custom House, Main Street, Bowmore, Islay PA43 7JJ, Tel: 01496 301455 (Direct dial for Mid Argyll and Kintyre: 07779776566).

          Tel: 0800 206 1460

          Email: argyllandbute@wearewithyou.org.uk

          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: 01631 571294

          Email: nhsh.argyllbuteaddictionteam@nhs.scot

          Alcohol Brief Intervention Out-patient Service LIH

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

          ABI out-patient clinic in Lorn & Islands Hospital. The clinic will encourage discussions about lifestyle and behaviour changes using conversation and evidenced based alcohol intervention techniques. ABIs are ranked as one of the most effective interventions used for to provide advice and share awareness of support services available to help reduce the impact of harmful alcohol use. The appointments are structured through evidenced-based intervention screening and discussions to encourage behaviour and lifestyle changes. This service will help to specifically target a wide range of patients, carers, family members and health and social care staff. The service will also offer practical advice, and signpost to helpful local and national support services.

          Outpatients, Lorn & Islands Hospital, Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HH

          Tel: 07929755259

          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

          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

                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