Face-to-face advice & support

Drop-in sessions

We hold drop-in sessions seven days a week, providing advice, information and support to drug users, their families and friends. These sessions are available in the city centre and at a range of locations across the city. Due to their ease of access, our drop-in sessions can act as the first point of contact for those who wish to use our services and are often a gateway to others. Drop-in sessions provide the following services:

  • Assessment of need
  • Advice, information and support on any aspect of drug use
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Signpost/referral to appropriate agencies
  • Dried spot blood testing
  • Naloxone training

One-to-one support

During an assessment it sometimes becomes apparent that a person may benefit from more structured one-to-one support. If this is the case, then a worker is allocated to the person who will work with them using interventions tailored to suit their individual needs at a time and location that is mutually agreeable.

This structured one-to-one support is designed to:

  • Provide an assessment of need
  • Support changes to drug use and related issues
  • Address underlying issues
  • Assist in positive decision making
  • Assess/prepare for detox/rehab
  • Support the maintenance of abstinence

Marywell Drop-In

For patients at Marywell Health Centre who require extra support, a weekly drop-in session is available at the practice premises which offers:

  • Assessment of need
  • Advice, information and support on any aspect of drug and/or alcohol use
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Signpost/referral to appropriate agencies

This service is only available to Marywell Health Centre patients.

Acute in-reach

For patients at Royal Cornhill Hospital who are currently receiving treatment in Brodie, Corgarff, Drum or Crathes wards and require extra support, a weekly drop in session is available in the wards which offers:

  • Assessment of need
  • Advice, information and support on any aspect of drug and/or alcohol use
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Signpost/referral to appropriate agencies
  • Naloxone training

This service is only available to inpatients on participating wards.