Groups

Family & Friends Support Group

The Family & Friends Support Group provides confidential support and advice for families and friends of alcohol and/or drug users in a safe and welcoming environment. Two workers attend the group to facilitate and provide accurate information & advice.

The group provides:

  • Information on drugs and alcohol-related issues and other local services
  • Advice on how to manage your situation
  • Guidance on how to access help for the drug/alcohol user and family/friends
  • Opportunity to meet and share experiences with people in similar situations
  • One-to-one support, as required
  • Naloxone training

The group meets every two weeks in Aberdeen city. New members are seen on an individual basis by a worker prior to attending group meetings to ensure that the group is appropriate for them. Please contact us for more information on how to join the group.

Activities/Recovery Group

This group is aimed at people in recovery and offers:

  • Regular activities to increase confidence/self esteem
  • Access to ongoing support as required (one-to-one support available)
  • Advice on maintaining healthy lifestyles
  • Support towards maintaining abstinence

The Activities/Recovery Group runs once a week in Aberdeen city. New members are seen on an individual basis by a worker prior to attending group meetings to ensure that the group is appropriate for them. Please contact us for more information on how to join the group.

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Group

SMART Recovery is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. SMART recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques. SMART Recovery aims to

  • Teach self-empowerment and self-reliance
  • Provide meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions
  • Encourage individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives
  • Teach techniques for self-directed change
  • Support the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication
  • Work on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviours with possible physiological factors
  • Evolve as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves
  • Differ from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs to support recovery

SMART Recovery meetings are held weekly in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire. New members are seen on an individual basis by a worker prior to attending group meetings to ensure that the group is appropriate for them. Please contact us for more information on how to join the group.