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 provides respite 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 dropping them an email or giving them a call on 01620 826 938.

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.

The small team of family support workers work with families across East Lothian with a focus on families with children between 0-8 years. This team will try to work alongside families at the earliest possible point, in a 4 staged approach offering intensive support in parenting and coping skills for a 12 week period to help families build on their strengths and coping skills and prevent them falling into crisis.

Children 1st has a familiy support worker based in Olivebank Children's Centre, who works with families of very young children and the nursery staff to provide a more intesive level of support.

Substance Misuse Support Workers - Children

ELC Children’s Wellbeing,
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RW
Tel: 01875 824 309
Out of Hours: 0800 731 6969

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

The Support Workers offer support to school aged children and young people living in East Lothian whose lives have been impacted with their own substance misuse problems or that of their parents or carers. They offer support at school, home and in the community on a 1:1 basis and through group work. You can get more information by calling us or speaking directly to your midwife, health visitor, a guidance teacher or a supportive adult.

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 235

Website: www.UKna.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.

There is a meeting held on Thursdays in Dalkeith at 7.30pm.

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.

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 also provided.

Wound Care Clinic every Thursday 10am - 1pm
Women's Clinic every Thursday 2pm-7.30pm
Dental Drop in, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 12.30pm-3pm

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.