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What services are available to help me with my addiction issues?

Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services offer open access to all and therefore receive referrals from a wide range of services but also welcome self-referrals, either through drop in or by telephone. They provide a range of care and treatment options for people living in Glasgow affected by drugs and/or alcohol. These services include:

  • Alcohol support and treatment, including community detoxification and protective medications
  • Drug support and treatment, including opiate replacement therapy
  • Support with a range of social issues
  • Support to young people affected by alcohol and/or drug issues
  • Support and treatment services to parents affected by alcohol and/or drug problems
  • Support and treatment services to those involved in offending and affected by alcohol and/or drug problems
  • Harm reduction advice and interventions
  • Needle replacement
  • Blood Bourne Virus testing and treatment
  • Access to alcohol and drug Tier 4 services - psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy and hospital services (specialist in-patient, outpatient and day services)
  • Access to residential rehabilitation services
  • Access to Drug Crisis Centre and Link up
  • Access to community Recovery Hubs
  • Signposting to a range of support services and recovery communities

How do I get a service?

By contacting your local Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service. If the service is for your own addiction issues then an assessment of need will be carried out. You can also get help from:

What do I do if I need help urgently?

If you have a life threatening emergency then call 999.

If you just need help with your addiction then within office hours, you can contact your local Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service where you will be given an urgent appointment.

Outwith office hours if the service is open, we will try to accommodate you. If we cannot and you have a drug problem, please phone Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre on: 0141 420 6969.

If you have an alcohol problem, please contact your own GP or out of hours service. You can also access information and advice from Drinkline on: 0800 917 8282 or Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Service on: 0300 343 1505.

You can also contact NHS 24 on: 08454 242424. 

How to access Residential Services in Glasgow City

Anyone in Glasgow City needing support with an alcohol or drug problem can access a wide range of Residential options which best support their individual recovery journey through the Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (GADRS). You can self-refer to GADRS via phone or in-person.

  • North West ADRS, Woodside Health & Care Centre, 891 Garscube Road, G5 9AB. Phone 0141 201 5500
  • North East ADRS, 871 Springfield Road, G31 4HZ. Phone 0141 565 0200
  • South ADRS, Gorbals Health Centre. 2 Sandiefield Road G5 9AB. Phone 0141 420 8100

"pdf icon How to access Residential Services in Glasgow City [115kb]" provides further information on support available.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is used to reverse opioid overdoses.  word icon Find a Pharmacy where you can get Naloxone [35kb]

Naloxone is a medicine that temporarily reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin, methadone and codeine. If someone is in an opioid overdose, this medicine can save their life, buying time for the emergency services to arrive. Any member of the public can complete training and carry naloxone to administer to anyone in an emergency and save their life. 

word icon Read the latest blog about Naloxone [23kb].


Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak

For more information / help on alcohol or drug use during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can find information at:

Alcohol and Drug Strategy

The Scottish Government request a new strategic plan from the ADP every three years - this is the pdf icon Glasgow City ADP Strategy 2020-2023 [197kb].

The vision of our strategy is for the individuals, families and communities of Glasgow to live free from the harms of alcohol and drugs, to be treated with dignity and respect, able to easily access the support and recovery they seek.

The delivery of the strategic priorities is monitored through an evolving delivery plan.


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