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Addiction services

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 helpline number.

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 drug use.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous
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.

Alcoholics Anonymous
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

Support online

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 need it.

Scottish Drugs Forum
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 substance abuse.

The information on Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services' can also be downloaded here.

Counselling directory

Find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

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