Addictions

Borders drug and alcohol services

All Borders drug and alcohol services are planned and delivered in partnership between ourselves, NHS Borders and voluntary sector providers - with the support of the Borders Alcohol and Drugs Partnership. Examples of these services include:

  • Borders Addictions Service - providing a range of treatments, support and psycho-social interventions
  • community-based alcohol dependency services - including a Direct Access Service, Family Support Service and SMART Recovery Groups
  • community-based drug dependency services - including a Needle Exchange Service, Blood Spot Testing Service and Employability Hub
  • services for young people with or affected by drug and/or alcohol dependency issues

Addaction Borders direct access service

  • Addaction Adult Treatment service for people with lo-moderate health and social care needs
  • Addaction Alcohol and Drugs Re-integration service - for people addressing wider aspects of recovery and moving on

Check their online service finder for more detailed information tailored to your needs.

Borders Addiction Service

Borders Addiction Service provides a service for people with complex health and social care needs including physical dependency and co-morbid physical/mental concerns.

You can contact this service via your GP or social worker to be assessed for a range of treatments and interventions available for people with drug and alcohol dependency issues. The service offers:

  • assessment and brief intervention
  • relapse prevention and harm reduction
  • substitute Prescription Service
  • home detoxification / in patient
  • community alcohol rehabilitation
  • assessment for residential rehabilitation

Visit the NHS Borders Addictions Service website or telephone 01896 664430 for more information.

You can contact this service via your GP or social worker to be assessed for a range of treatments and interventions available for people with drug and alcohol dependency issues.

Scottish Borders Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP)

Scottish Borders ADP provides the latest alcohol and drugs information including what's happening locally to tackle these issues as well as links to other related websites.

If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol, see other support services and advice available.

Action for Children

A children and families service for:

  • substance misusing parents
  • children and young people with their own substance misuse concerns
  • children affected by parental substance misuse

Visit the Action for Children website.

Contact details for addiction support and advice