DA (Drugs Action) provides a range of services for people who use drugs and alcohol, and their families and friends. We also offer services for those in recovery from drug and alcohol use. Read more


The Recovery Star Awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate the strides people have made in their recovery from alcohol or drugs in Aberdeen. This years event took place on Friday 27th November at The Citadel and was a great success.

85 people received awards for achieving personal milestones in their recovery journey from alcohol or drugs, or for helping others. The Lord Provost  was in attendance to say a few words and close the ceremony. He commented "I’m hugely impressed by the work going on. Some people compared this ceremony to the Oscars but to win an Oscar all you have to do is act or move a camera, you have turned your lives around.”

Luan Grugeon, CEO at DA stated “It is great to see so many people receive an award today, showing the growing recovery community in Aberdeen and  I am very proud of DA’s staff and volunteers for their contribution to this”