Recovery from alcohol and drug problems

Help with alcohol or drug misuse

If you think that you or someone else might have a problem with drugs and alcohol, there is a wide range of help available.  There are professional services run by the NHS, social services and charities.  Groups of people who have had drug or alcohol issues also come together to help each other.

All of these kinds of help are listed on the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s professional services and recovery activities directories and in the Addiction Recovery Companion – Edinburgh app.

If you are concerned it's always better to talk to someone about it than not to.  With the right help and support it's possible for anyone to get drug and alcohol free and stay that way. Recovery happens every day in Edinburgh and there are thousands of ex-addicts living happily in the city.

You don’t need to be “an addict” to ask for help, though, and services help people to achieve many different goals around drinking or drug use.