Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Alcohol and drug Partnership

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   

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

We Are With You

79 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AB
Tel: 01387 263208

32 Charlotte Street, Stranraer, DG9 7EF
Tel:  01776 705904


Email: allatdumfriesandgalloway@wearewithyou.org.uk

Needle Exchange: If possible, pre-order by phone or via the online click and collect service. To place order online go to: https://dumfriesandgalloway-nx.wearewithyou.org.uk.  Collection or delivery available from both Dumfries and Stranraer offices. 

Naloxone available.

Assessments and Interventions conducted via telephone or video calling. Staff can be contacted during normal working hours via phone or webchat.

We Are With You Webchat


Online support for people who are worried about their own or someone else’s drug and/or alcohol use.

Monday – Friday:  9am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Alcohol Drugs Support South West Scotland

225 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DT
Tel:  01556 503550

79 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AB
Tel:  01387 259999

32 Charlotte Street, Stranraer, DG9 7EF
Tel:  01776 702626


ADS premises are not open as ADS staff are now working from home. Main office numbers are linked to Smart Phones. Services are being offered by telephone and webcam.

NHS Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service

Lochfield Road Primary Care Centre, Dumfries, DG2 9BH


Tel:  01387 244555/244550

Normal opening hours: 8:30am – 5pm

Injecting equipment provision available. Appointments are via telephone where possible.  Face to face appointments are available if appropriate.  

ISSU 18 (Young People’s Substance Use)

Service Base(East)

The Willows, The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TG


Tel:  01387 244622

Normal opening hours: 8:30am – 5pm

Service Base (West)
ISSU18 – West, Waverly Medical Centre, Stranraer, DG9 7DW
Tel:  01776 707759

Email: dg.CAMHS-mail@nhs.scot

Contact Us

ADP Support Team

2nd Floor East
Mountainhall Treatment Centre

01387 244351