Alcohol and Drugs Recovery Service


Alcohol and Drugs Recovery Service (ADRS)

Contact Information

Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre
10 Saramago Street
G66 3BF
Phone:  0141 232 8211

Hours of Service: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need help within office hours, you can contact us on the number above. Out-with these times and in a non-emergency, please contact NHS 24 on 111.

If you have a life threatening emergency, then call 999

East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP)

The East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) is a multi-agency forum tasked by the Scottish Government to coordinate alcohol and drug services through partnership working. ADP Membership includes East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership, East Dunbartonshire Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Police Scotland,  HMP Low Moss, and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and representatives from the Recovery community.

East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drugs Recovery Service (ADRS)

ADRS aims to improve the lives of people with alcohol and drugs problems in East Dunbartonshire.

You can contact ADRS on 0141 232 8211 (within office hours). Out-with these times or in a non-emergency, please contact NHS 24 on 111. If you have a life-threatening emergency, then call 999.

We offer assessment, support and treatment for alcohol and drugs issues by offering person-centred, recovery-focused care and treatment. We may refer you to other recovery services when appropriate.

For more information about the treatment options available, please read the Alcohol and Drugs Service leaflet attached. The Recovery Focus leaflet attached provides you with details of all the Recovery services available locally.

Medication Assisted Treatment Standards (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment Standards are 10 evidence based standards to enable the consistent delivery of safe, accessible, high-quality drug treatment across Scotland. These are relevant to people and families accessing or in need of services, and health and social care staff responsible for delivery of recovery oriented systems of care.

East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP), Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service (ADRS) and other ADP partners are working together to implement the 10 MAT Standards. As part of this implementation, each ADP has been asked to develop an implementation plan which you can download under documents. 

Accessing the ADRS service

If you or someone you care about is struggling with the impact of drugs or alcohol then we're here to help you. Making a referral to the East Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service is simple and straightforward.

Whether you are ready to start the journey towards recovery yourself, are a family member, partner or friend of someone who has a problem, or a professional wishing to make a referral you can now use our online referral forms. 

If you do not wish to use the online referral form you can still self-refer to ADRS by calling 0141 232 8211, or ask your GP or social worker to refer you. 

Please see the Alcohol and Drugs Service leaflet for more details on what the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service (ADRS) offers. 

Alcohol and Drugs Assessment

Once we receive a referral, we will offer you an appointment within three weeks to assess your needs and agree a recovery plan. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to your assessment appointment.

Residential Rehabilitation

East Dunbartonshire's Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) and Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service (ADRS) are committed to increasing the number of funded placements for residential rehabilitation. A new local referral pathway for residential rehabilitation has been developed to ensure accessing rehab is easier and individuals are fully informed in their choice.

Residential rehabilitation programmes can vary between services, but ultimately they provide intensive psychosocial support and a structured programme of daily activities over a fixed period of time. Individuals must attend these sessions/activities to work towards an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, and to be re-integrated into the community.

To be considered for residential rehabilitation you must already be accessing a statutory service such as ADRS or be the subject of a referral to ADRS (this can be via a self-referral or a referral by third sector commissioned services, Justice, Housing, etc) as a full assessment is needed - including whether a detox prior to rehab is required.

The residential rehab pathway shows the process from initial discussion and assessment, through to accessing a placement and then next steps. To be eligible to access residential rehab in East Dunbartonshire you must meet the criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria to access residential rehabilitation:

  • Must be a permanent resident of East Dunbartonshire
  • Must already access ADRS services or be the subject of a referral made to ADRS
  • Aged 18+ (16+ in exceptional circumstances)
  • You must be assessed by ADRS as being dependent on drug or alcohol use, which puts you at increased risk of drug or alcohol-related harm or death
  • You must show a willingness/readiness to change and a commitment to do the work required
  • You must make a commitment to engage in the structured and intense programme of preparatory work before detoxification, before your placement in residential rehabilitation
  • You must be able to engage with services after returning to the community - these can be treatment or recovery services
  • You must be motivated to achieve abstinence and be prepared to continue on your exit from rehab.

The ADP and ADRS are keen that any barriers are addressed and this pathway will continue to develop, based on any national or local changes and comments. If you wish to comment on the pathway or need further information, please email

East Dunbartonshire Recovery Life Café

The Recovery Café runs on the first Saturday of every month in the Kirkintilloch Baptist Church. It gives people in recovery and their families the chance to share a meal and enjoy entertainment in a safe, alcohol and substance free environment.

Read its Facebook page for more information:

Useful contacts

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
NHS24: 111
Know the Score: 0800 587 5879   
Talk to Frank 0300 123 6600 
AA: 08457697555