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.

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.

The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD 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.

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

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

Council for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction (CITA)
A Liverpool-based information and self-help group - including telephone helpline - to help patients and their families to cope with addiction to benzodiazapines and withdrawal from these drugs.

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 C Scotland
Provides information on all aspects of HepC in scotland including where to get help.

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

Hepatitis Scotland
National voluntary sector organisation helping to improve responses to viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and support.

HIV-AIDS Carers & Family Support Group
Support and services to carers, families, partners, friends.

HIV Scotland
A voluntary sector policy and support organisation, providing HIV information and advice.

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.

Living It Up
Living It up is an on-line hub, although aimed at over 50's, it is useful for those with long term health conditions, care givers and anyone who wants to improve their health wellbeing and quality of life

NHS 24
Provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.

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 is a new website aimed at teenagers, youth workers, teachers and parents which gives reliable information on issues including drugs and alcohol.

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.

Scottish Crime and Drugs Enforcement Agency (SCDEA)
Scotland's drugs and serious crime law enforcement agency's website features information on policing, current drug enforcement and non-enforcement issues, and research in the area of problem drug use.


The UK’s only LGBT targeted drug and alcohol service

Mental Health

Choose Life 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.

Well Scotland is the national mental health improvement website for Scotland.

Committee Group

The ADP Committee has been disbanded 

Forum Chairs Meetings

The ADP Forum Chairs Meeting has been disbanded


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