Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Specialist Drug And Alcohol Service

Our team consists of trained professionals with expertise in nursing, medical, social work, occupational therapy, outreach work, administration and support staff.

What do we do?

Working in partnership with Alcohol and Drug Support – South West Scotland and We Are With You we offer a comprehensive service to people over age 18 years and over who have a dependency or complex problems related to alcohol or opiate use.

What type of help can you expect?

A full assessment of your physical, psychological and social needs

A plan of care tailored individually to your needs, drawn up and agreed by you and an identified member of the team who will be responsible for the management and evaluation of your care

In order to meet the needs of a rural area we also have a team of community nurses specialist pharmacists, occupational therapy and medical staff working across the region

Examples of treatments available include:

  • Detoxification
  • Medication
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Occupational therapy
  • Blood Borne Virus – counselling, testing and immunisation
  • Assessment and referral to residential rehabilitation

Referrals are accepted from GPs, self referrals and referrals from other Health Professionals and Third Sector Services

Service Philosophy

The Specialist Service adopts an evidence based approach to treating drug and alcohol problems and views treatment as a key part of the Recovery Pathway.

Recovery plans are agreed and developed with the service users to address identified needs (physical, psychological and social).
We are committed to developing an integrated care model of service delivery in partnership with other agencies in the statutory, non-statutory and independent sectors, to better provide a more client-centred service. Our main partners are:

  • We Are With You
  • Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland
  • Health Service Primary Care
  • Social Work (Justice Social Work, Children & Families, Adult Services)
  • Mental Health Service 
  • Apex
  • Turning Point

The service has achieved the LGBT Gold Charter of Rights.

How to get in touch

Telephone number 01387 244555 for all sites

We have two bases in the Region at:

Lochfield Road Primary Care Centre, 12 – 28 Lochfield Road, Dumfries DG2 9BH – Google Map
Focus, Wellness and Recovery Hub, Shirley Road, Lochside, Dumfries DG2 0ED – Google Map
Email  dg.focushub@nhs.scot 
Newton Stewart
Masonfield Centre, Newton Stewart HC, Creebridge, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NR – Google Map
Innistaigh, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7DQ – Google Map
Hours of business are:

Mon – Fri 8.30a.m. – 5.00 p.m.