Contact MELDAP

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


Gateway to Recovery

The Gateway to Recovery clinics bring together NHS and Voluntary Sector Services to provide a comprehensive assessment for people trying to cope with and overcome problems caused or affected by alcohol or drugs.

The clinic will be available on Mondays at 10am to 1pm at the Roodlands Hospital, Out Patients Department, Hospital Road, Haddington.

All services provided at the Gateway will be accessed through a drop in.


East Lothian Young Carers (ELYC)

Unit 1
Cheviot House, Mill Wynd
East Lothian
EH41 4EX 

Tel: 01620 826 558
Email: EastlothianYC@aol.com 

Monday - Friday: Flexible

Opening hours are flexible and all clubs and individual time take place after school hours. ELYC providesrespite and support to young people aged 5-18 years old whose lives are affected by parental substance misuse. ELYC offers respite by running club nights which run 3 nights out of 4 and also individual support and support to families with a wide range of issues.  The services offered to young carers and families are free and confidential.

Club Nights

Monday 7pm to 9pm for S3 & S4 (3 times per month)
Tuesday  6.30to 8.15pm Primary School Ages (3 times per month)
Tuesday 7pm to 9pm for S5 & S6 and older (Fortnightly)
Thursday 6.45pm to 8.45pm for S1 & S2 (3 times per month)


Friday Friends

Nungate Community Centre

Email: info@fridayfriends.org.uk

Tuesdays: 1pm to 3pm
Fridays: 12.30 to 2.30pm

Friday Friends is an outreach programme for those in the community who are experiencing some degree of exclusion associated with alcohol and/or drug misuse issues and/or related mental health issues. Family members are also welcome to come along for support. Thye meet on Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 12.30-2.30pm serving a lovely lunch of home-made soup, salad, meats, cheeses, puddings and more. Counselling is available at both sessio0ns with craft sessions on Tuesdays. Find out more by checking out their website or dropping them an email..

Prision Throughcare Service & Throughcare Addictions Service

Brunton Hall
Ladywell Way
EH21 6AF
Tel: 0131 665 2240
Emergencies & Out of Hours: 01620 827763

Email: cjsw@eastlothian.gov.uk

Prison Throughcare is designed to reduce reoffending by offering timely support in making the transition back to the community. It is for all East Lothian residents who are serving a sentence of less than 4 years or who are in the community having been released for up to 12 months. Relationships are built up by prison visits and continued for up to 12 months after liberation.

Prison Throughcare offers one to one support, identifying appropriate service for ongoing support/information, signposting and referrals, advocacy, harm reduction, advice and recover coaching. The service also liaises with agencies such as homeless/housing departments, drug treatment agencies, lawyers and family members.

Children 1st (East Lothian)

Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
East Lothian EH33 1RW

Tel: 01875 824 000

Family Group Meetings are a way of helping families fiend their own solutions to difficulties, with the familiybeing placed at the heart of the decision making process.  Our priorities are to work with families where a child is looked after and accommodated; at risk of accommodation; where permanency planning is taking place; and where children have additional support needs.

Our Young Families Outreach service supports families who are vunerable or under stress.  We provide individual and family support that enables parents to gain confidence and improve relationships within the family and with their children.  We also offer direct support to children using play and art materials.  In most cases we meet with families in their own homes, but also work with children at school or in the community.  Our priorities are to work with families who have a child aged 0-5, or who have a child aged 0-8 where the child is on the child protection register or is looked after and accommodated.  We work closely with other agencies such as scoila work, health, schools and community organisations to achieve the best for children.

Bfriends provides support and freindship to children and young people aged 5-16 who are experiencing difficuties within the family and as a result are left feeling isolated and vunerable.  Trained volunteers befriend children and young people on a one-to-one basis and help to build children's confidence and self esteem, and open up opportunities for personal and social development.

Substance Misuse Social Workers - Children

ELC Children’s Wellbeing,
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RW
Tel: 01620 824309
Out of Hours: 0800 731 6969

Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm

The Children's Social Workers support children and young people living in East Lothian whose lives have been affected by their own substance misuse problems or that of their parents or carers. Our approach covers all areas of the child's life and the emphasis is upon ensuring that children are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, responsible, respected and included. The workers fulfil statutory duties while also working on a voluntary basis with individual children. We also take part in groupwork in the community and schools. To make a referral or to discuss what we do, please call that number above.

Community Drug Problem Service (CDPS)

Spittal Street
Tel: 0131 537 8345

Mon-Thurs: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

The CDPS offers treatment for patients aged 18 and over with problematic drug use.  Following assessment, clients usually receive substitue medication with specialist support from the CDPS, including education, tolerance testin, community detoxification, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and referral to other agencies in the community.

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 235

Website: www.NA.org
Email: elna111@ymail.com

NA is a non for profit fellowship or society of men and womenfor whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet reguarly to help each other stay clean. We have 19 meetings in Edinburgh and Lothian's, meeting throughout Scotland and the UK, so if you would like to come to a meeting and see what we have to offer, then contact us on our helpline number or on our email address provided.

C Plus Mainliners

22 Laurie Street
Tel: 0131 478 7929

Email: Cplus@hepccentre.org.uk
Web: www.hepccentre.org.uk

Mon-Fri: 9.30am to 5pm

C Plus is a confidential information, advice and support service for people living with or affected by Hepatitis C.  C Plus services are available to anyone living in Edinburgh and the Lothian's.  Their goal is to help people live positively with hepatitis C and to ensue that individuals and communities have better access to advice, support and treatment.

To make a referral call 0131 478 7929

Harm Reduction Team

22-24 Spittal Street
Tel: 0131 537 8300

Mon,Wed,Thurs, Fri: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm

The Harm Reduction Team offers a range of health and advice services for drug users, homeless people and men who have sex with other men.  Services are offered by HRT include needle exchange methadone programme, outreach service for men who have sex with other men and men working in the sex industry.  Drop in dental and wound clinics are alos provided.


East Lothian Substance Misuse Service

The Esk Centre
Ladywell Way
EH21 6AB

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm
By appointment, or for enquiries call 0131 446 4853


ELSMS is a substance misuse service provided by consultant psychiatrists, GP (with special interest), psychologists, senior psychiatric nurses, substance misuse workers and occupational therapists.  ELSMS offers substitutes prescribing, advice and liaison with other services to benefit patients/clients wanting to make positive changes to their substance misuse to improve their lives. ELSMS is a partnership with NHS Lothian, MELD and ELCA.

ELSMS runs various groups including SMART Recovery and Coping Skills, these are run in partnership with NHS staff and MELD. We have Gateway Clinics where you can 'drop in' on a Monday at Roodlands Out Patients Department between 1pm to 4pm and on Thursdays at The Esk Centre between 11am to 4pm.

Other services may be available through an outreach service, please contact the service provider directly.