Resources & Links

ADP Newsletter

The online news stories that previously appeared in the ADP monthly newsletters are now added to the Argyll & Bute ADP Facebook and Twitter pages.

Useful Resources

Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland provides information, statistics, reports and briefings on alcohol issues for the public, professionals, journalists and students.

Cannabis Help
Website which aims to enable users to cut down or stop using cannabis

DrugScope is the leading UK charity supporting professionals working in drug and alcohol treatment, drug education and prevention and criminal justice. DrugScope is also a primary source of independent information on drugs and drug related issues.

PHS (Previously ISD)
The Public Health Service (PHS) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. PHS provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.

Know the Score
Know the Score is an informational site providing factual information about drugs.

Scottish Drugs Forum
Scottish Drugs Forum is a national resource of expertise on drug issues. Scottish Drugs Forum works towards a healthier, more equal society where everyone can fulfill their personal, social and economic potential; drugs-related harm cannot thrive; the needs of those affected by drug use are met effectively and with empathy, compassion and respect.

Scottish Drug Service Directory
Scottish Drug Service Directory provides access to contact information and details for over 200 agencies in Scotland who can help with drug treatment and care.

Scottish Recovery Consortium
The Scottish Recovery Consortium is a small independent charity funded by the Scottish Government to support the implementation of national drug strategy, ‘The Road to Recovery’. The Scottish Recovery Consortium works with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies to build the capacity of the recovery movement on a local and national level.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction International

UK Harm Reduction Alliance

Self Help/Mutual Aid

Addictions UK
Offer a Specialist Home-based Addictions Recovery Programme including detox.
Dedicated to sufferers of iatrogenic benzodiazepine tranquilliser addiction. Launched on July 6, 2000, this web site has always been a work in progress consisting of articles, information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts.

Cocaine Anonymous Scotland
Contains information on meetings; stories of recovering users; a self-test for drug problems; information about its helpline; a downloadable poster and links to other sites.

Cocaine Anonymous UK

Counselling Directory
This is a free, confidential service for those looking for support or general advice about counselling.

Families Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous UK

Peer Involvement EU
Peer involvement website. Involves some key figures from INPUD (International Network of People who Use Drugs) and HRI (Harm Reduction International).

UK SMART Recovery
We help people recover from addictive behaviour and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.  Our approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods.   We run a network of self help meetings and also partner with care professionals  Telephone 0330 053 6022.

Blood Borne Viruses

British Liver Trust
National charity for adult liver disease.

Hepatitis Scotland
National voluntary sector organisation funded by the Scottish Government to help improve responses to viral hepatitis* prevention, treatment and support..

Hepatitis C Trust
The Hepatitis C Trust offers information, support, advocacy and representation for people affected by hepatitis C.

National AIDS Trust
A national policy development and campaigning organisation, covering HIV and AIDS.

Sexual Health

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis offers free and confidential support to both women and men survivors (aged 13 +) of all forms of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse whether the abuse is recent or historic. Rape Crisis offers support to survivors’ non-offending partners, family members, friends and workers.

Argyll and Bute Sexual Health
An online guide for young people and adults to a happier and healthier sex life, sexually transmitted infections, and where to get information and support in Argyll and Bute.

In Care Survivors Service Scotland
A support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse while in care and their families. It offers help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse under a national framework of advocacy, mediation and counselling services.

Health and Wellbeing

Click here for a list of GPs in your local area

Health Argyll and Bute
Health Argyll and Bute aims to ensure that the people of Argyll and Bute have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The website will help you to find out what health activities are happening and can also put you in touch with lots of local projects.

NHS Inform
Scotland's national health information service aims to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

Children and Young People

is the UK’s free 24 hour counseling service for children and young people, available by phone on 0800 1111 and online. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you’re feeling worried, scared, stressed or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. We're here to offer information and support whenever you need us.

Choices for Life
'Choices for Life’ aims to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18, about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs as well as online safety and information on how to deal with negative peer pressure.

Aims to support the development of high quality youth work services which promote the well-being and development of young people.

Criminal Justice

Apex Scotland
National agency working with offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk addressing employability needs.

National agency safeguarding communities/reducing offending.


The UK’s only LGBT targeted drug and alcohol service

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention - NHS Inform is the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland

SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. SAMH website provides information on mental health issues and links to support across Scotland.

Committee Group

The ADP Committee has been disbanded 

Forum Chairs Meetings

The ADP Forum Chairs Meeting has been disbanded


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