COVID 19 Update

  • Posted on: 11/01/2021

All ADS services continue to operate remotely, by phone and / or webcam.

Please call us on 01556 503550 [for ADS Services]


0333 8806950 [Being There Family Support Service]



ADS Annual Accounts 2019-2020

  • Posted on: 30/11/2020

Being There Family Support Service Launch 12th October 2020

  • Posted on: 05/10/2020

Being There Support Service

Are you concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use?

How does this make you feel?

If you are over 18 and living in Dumfries and Galloway, we can help you!

We understand, it is not easy to live with someone’s problematic alcohol or drug use.

Do you or your family feel overwhelmed by your loved ones behaviour or isolated due to the stigma around drugs and alcohol? It is so easy to feel guilty and forget about your own needs…

Being There can help.

We are a free, confidential, non-judgemental service that will offer YOU a listening ear when struggling with your loved one’s drug or alcohol use. We can offer YOU emotional support, help and practical advice…when you need it most.

Being There can help the parent, sibling, grandparent, child [over 18] , partner, best friend of someone struggling with alcohol or drugs problems. Whatever the relationship, Being There is there for you.

Phone or email us.

Tel: 0333 8806950

Your details will be passed to the family support worker in your area and they will contact you for a chat about what you need.

ADS Annual Report 2019-2020

  • Posted on: 05/10/2020

In spite of the difficult times in which we are now living, ADS has achieved a great deal in 2019-2020.  Retaining our Talking Therapies contract in July 2019 was a great outcome for us, as was winning the tender for the new Family Support Service in December 2019.  The consistent praise from colleagues who commission the Housing Support Service is also to be celebrated. Our latest Annual Report is available to download  ADSSWS – Annual Report 2020

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