Getting help with drug and alcohol problems in Edinburgh
If you think that you or someone else might have a problem with drugs and alcohol, there is a wide range of help available. There are professional services run by the NHS, social services and charities. There are also groups of people who have had drug or alcohol issues themselves and who come together to help each other. All of these kinds of help are listed in our directories (professional services and recovery activities and in the Addiction Recovery Companion – Edinburgh app).
If you are concerned it is always better to talk to someone about it than not to. With the right help and support it’s possible for anyone to get drug and alcohol free and stay that way. Recovery happens every day in Edinburgh and there are thousands of ex-addicts living happily in the city.
You don’t need to be “an addict” to ask for help, though, and services help people to achieve many different goals around drinking or drug use.