Alcohol and drug misuse

About Us

Dumfries an Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a body made up of representatives from a wide range of partners across the region.  This includes input from Health, Social Work, Housing, Police, Procurator Fiscal Service and the Voluntary sector.

The ADP is responsible for planning and joining up the various initiatives across the region to tackle alcohol and drugs misuse, and to try and prevent it becoming a problem for people. Examples of ongoing work include specialist services, community initiatives, raising awareness of local issues, prevention education programmes in schools, to treatment options and supporting families and those with substance problems towards recovery, healthy lifestyles and employment.

Where to Get Help

If you are worried because someone is under the influence of either drink or drugs, or you suspect they are poisoned or overdosing, call an ambulance or get them to an Accident and Emergency Department immediately. Staff will be able to help you, if you explain what is wrong.

Call 999 for an emergency  or go to the

  • Accident and Emergency Department, DGRI, Cargenbridge, DG2 8 RX, Dumfries or
  • Accident and Emergency Department, Galloway Community Hospital, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer.

If you would like to talk to someone you can call the following helplines at any time of day:

Samaritans – UK/ROI:116123    www.samaritans.org

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 917 7650   www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

NHS24 – 111 http://www.nhs24.scot 

Talk to Frank (24/7 Drug Advice Helpline) – 0300 1236600 / Text: 82111    www.talktofrank.com  

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs Helpline – 08080 10 10 11 The Helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also contact the Helpline by emailing helpline@sfad.org.uk  

Contact Us

ADP Support Team

2nd Floor East
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Dumfries
DG1 4AP

01387 244351