Our Background

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland is a charitable company, which offers a range of community-based services across Dumfries and Galloway. We help people affected by alcohol, drugs or gambling problems. We are affiliated to Alcohol Focus Scotland, the country’s National Alcohol Charity.

If your life is affected in any way by alcohol, drugs or gambling problems, we may be able to help.

Talking Therapies
We offer a safe and private space in a relaxed and confidential setting, with a trained ADS counsellor who will help you explore your present situation in a non-judgemental way, giving you the opportunity to make sense of the issues affecting your life.
Mentoring Services
ADS mentors can provide company on social outings or simply ongoing support if you are experiencing difficulties coping. Group sessions also offer the opportunity to socialise with like- minded people in a supportive, non-judgemental  environment..
Housing Support
If you who have difficulty in obtaining or maintaining a tenancy in circumstances because of alcohol or drugs problems, an ADS housing support worker may be able to help.  We can assist you to develop independent living skills, such as managing finances, a healthier diet and general house maintenance.
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