Contact MELDAP

Telephone: 0131 653 5162
Email: MELDAP@eastlothian.gov.uk


ALL External Related Links

Adult Focus Scotland:


Alcohol Focus Scotland is the only Scottish charity dedicated to raising awareness of, and reducing the significant harm caused by alcohol. The site provides accurate information to the public and professionals. 

Alcohol Concern:


Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol related problems.

Alchohol Education & Research Council:


This site covers all aspects of the Alcohol Education and Research Council's activities especially funding alcohol research and development projects as well as providing small grants and studentships to individuals working in the alcohol field.

Alcoholics Anonymous:


Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may share their common problems and help others recover from alcoholism.



We neither condemn nor condone drug use but believe there are ways to reduce harm for the significant numbers of our fellow citizens who decide to use them.

Drink & Drugs:


This is a web portal for professionals in the substance misuse sector and wider health, social care and criminal justice settings and for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol use. 

Drink Aware:


This site from the UK's leading alcohol charity provides consumers with information to make informed decisions about the effects of alcohol on their lives and lifestyles.

Down Your Drink:


Clear information on alcohol use and misuse including an online drinking questionnaire. 

Drug & Alcohol Findings:


Drugs and Alcohol Findings bridges the divide between research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide these interventions, with a focus on UK relevant research. 

Drug & Alcohol Library:


This comprehensive site is owned and maintained by Scottish Addiction Studies based at the University of Stirling which has been providing quality teaching and research in addictions since 1984. Most of the full-text documents are available for download.

Drug Scope:


Drugscope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Its aim is to inform policy and reduce drug related harm- to individuals, families and communities. 

Edinburgh & Lothian Carers:


VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) manages the Edinburgh and Lothian carers website in partnership with other carer organisations. VOCAL supports carers in all family or relationship settings. VOCAL services include information, advice and emotional support, training, advocacy, counselling and group work. 

Inexcess TV:


Inexcess TV uses the power of personal experience, television and the internet to help people when drink, drugs and other excessive behaviours have become a problem in their life, or the lives of others. 

Kids Health:


American based site with lots of information for parents, kids and teens on a variety of health related topics including alcohol, drugs and smoking. 

Know the Score:


This site provides a range of information on topics such as drugs and the law, what to do in an emergency, details of a helpline for those worried about their own or someone else’s drug use and a drugs quiz.

NHS Choices - Live Well:


The NHS Choices Site is for NHS Services in England. The site does however provide a range of very helpful information on alcohol, mental health, being a young carer as well as a range of health and wellbeing topics. 

East Lothian Local Licensing Forum:


"The Forum's role is to keep under review the operation of the new licensing legislation in East Lothian and to give advice and make recommendations to the local licensing board."



The site provides information about solvent and volatile substance abuse in a range of formats. The site provides factsheets and a free online training course.

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs:


Scottish Families Affected by Drugs aims to provide support to families across Scotland who are affected by drug misuse and raise awareness of the issues affecting them. 

SMART Recovery:


SMART Recovery's purpose is to help individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful satisfying lives.

Talk to Frank:


This national site provides a wide range of information for adults, young people and parents on a wide range of drugs as well as a helpline; what to do if you are worried about someone's substance use and people's own stories. 

The Mark Wright Project:


The Mark Wright Project aims to actively support ex-service men and women and their families address the invisible wounds of war and ease their transition into civilian life including alcohol and drug counselling. The service is based at Eskbank in Dalkeith.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse:


The National Institute of Drug Abuse is an American site which provides an extensive range of information and publications for professionals , recovery, addictions, counselling.

The Scottish Recovery Consortium:


The Scottish Recovery Consortium (SRC) is an independent charity established to drive and promote recovery for individuals, family members and communities affected by drugs and alcohol across Scotland.

The UK Drug Policy Commission:


The UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) is an independent body providing objective analysis of UK policy. It aims to improve political, media and public understanding of drug policy issues and the options for achieving a rational and effective (evidence led) response to problems caused by illegal drugs.

UK Drug Rehab:


UK Drug Rehab is a privately funded, non-profit making project that aims to provide free, unbiased information on drug addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction treatment, drug rehab clinics and services.

Recovery Stories


Recovery Stories site provides a series of individual stories about how people have reovered from their drug or alcohol misuse.