Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership (EADP) oversees the development and implementation of an alcohol and drug strategy for the city. It is a partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Police Scotland, the third sector and those with lived experience of addiction and recovery. It is the forum where these organisations work together to make Edinburgh a city which has a healthy attitude towards drinking and where recovery from problem alcohol or drug use is a reality.
The EADP strategy has three high level outcomes:
- Children and young people’s health and wellbeing are not damaged by alcohol and drugs.
- Individuals and communities affected by alcohol and drugs are stronger and safer.
- Fewer people develop problem drug/alcohol use and more people (and their families) are in recovery.
EADP has responsibility for investing over £18 million to support the delivery of the strategy.
Involving people with lived experience
EADP is committed to working with those who have lived experience of addiction and recovery, including family members and carers to improve our response. We have a framework for involving people with lived experience called “Hear Our Voice“.
If you are interested in getting involved or finding out more please use the contact form.
EADP has a group of dedicated staff working on strategy, research and communications. They are:
- Nick Smith, Joint Programme Manager
- David Williams, EADP Commissioning Manager