If you have alcohol or drug addiction problems or requires help to stop smoking,
you can contact the following services for advice and information:
Alcoholics Anonymous (0800 9177 650)
Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Service
This service is for you if you feel ready to quit smoking but feel that you may
need a little help. This pharmacy-based programme will provide personalised support
and advice and perhaps nicotine replacement therapy. The programme lasts for 12
weeks. Alternatively, you could contact your GP for support.
Fresh Air-Shire (0800 78 31 93 2)
This is the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Service in Ayrshire and Arran. This
service provides one to one support, group support, information and advice, access
to treatments including nicotine replacement therapy. You should contact the above
Narcotics Anonymous (07071 248 710)
Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services
Local Services Recovery Support Services
All alcohol and drug recovery support services in South Ayrshire utilise a
strength-based asset approach to support individuals to move into sustained
recovery. All services operate an open referral system and access between the
services is available as required.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran Addiction Services – South Ayrshire
Tel: 01292 559800
NHS Addiction Services provides a variety of specialist treatment and support
services in South Ayrshire for those with chaotic or problematic alcohol and
Addaction South Ayrshire
Tel: 0808 178 4549
Addaction is a direct access service for people concerned about their own or
someone else drug or alcohol use. Addaction provides advice, information,
signposting & structured support.
Ayrshire Council on Alcohol (ACA)
Tel: 01292 281238
ACA provide a locally based counselling support service to assist individuals to
recover from alcohol misuse.
Local Recovery Community
The RecoveryAyr Community Group have developed a local recovery cafe for individuals in recovery
from alcohol or drug misuse, their friends, family and local communities. ‘Cafe Hope’ takes place
every Friday night from 5-7pm at the Salvation Army Church, 59 John Street, Ayr. The cafe is run
by people in recovery and offers opportunities for people to volunteer, develop skills and become
engaged in their local community
Al - Anon
Tel: 0141 339 8884
Al- Anon family groups provide a support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected
by someone else’s drinking.
Tel: 07071 248710
A fellowship of men and women for who drugs have become a major problem. They are
recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other other stay clean.
Tel: 0800 9177 650
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help
others to recover from alcoholism
Know the Score
Tel: 0800 587 5879
This website tells you about different types of drugs, the risks associated with
them and what's known about their short and long-term effects. You can find out
about drugs and the law, what to do in an emergency and where to get help if you
A partnership agency trying to combat the problems of drugs in Scotland.
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Signposts people, concerned about their own or someone else's drinking, to counselling
and treatment services in their area.
The national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile
Find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.