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Alcohol and drugs advice and support

From time to time and for many reasons, some people experience difficulties that lead them to use alcohol or drugs. Often this use of alcohol and/or drugs becomes problematic and can have a significant impact not only on the individual’s health and wellbeing, but also on the health and wellbeing of their family and carers, as well as impacting on the wider community.

Help with drugs

If you need help with a drug problem, please contact the NHS Community Addiction Team, who can provide a range of information, advice and support.

Help with alcohol

If you need help with an alcohol problem, please contact Ayrshire Council on Alcohol which can provide a range of information, advice and support.

In Scotland figures suggest that as many as half of men and a third of women regularly drink above the sensible drinking guidelines. Current guidelines recommend that people should not regularly exceed 14 units per week. It is also recommended that everyone should aim for at least two alcohol free days.

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Advice and support

Our Lifestyle Development team can provide advice and support to those who want to change their current habits and signpost you on to services who can provide more specialist support.

Contact Information

East Ayrshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 555353
Telephone: 01563 576739
Ayrshire Council on Alcohol
24 Fullarton Street
Ayr
South Ayrshire
KA7 1UB
Telephone: 01292 281238
NHS Addiction Services (East Ayrshire)
Bentinck Centre
East Netherton Street
KA1 4AX
Telephone: 01563 574237
Chip Project
Telephone: 01563 576427/01563 576723