MIDLOTHIAN & EAST LOTHIAN DRUGS & ALCOHOL PARTNERSHIP

Contact MELDAP

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

MIDLOTHIAN & EAST LOTHIAN
DRUGS & ALCOHOL PARTNERSHIP

MELD (Midlothian and East Lothian Drugs)

6a Newmills Road
Dalkeith
Tel: 0131 660 3566
Email: office@meld-drugs.org.uk
Web: www.meld-drugs.org.uk

Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm

MELD aims to reduce the harm associated with substance misuse by providing free and confidential services for individuals whose lives are affected by drugs and alcohol. Provided in a variety of settings across Mid and East Lothian services include information, advice, support, client work with a couselling approach, needle exchange, family support, working with offenders, group work and auricular acupuncture.

The Family Support Service will work with any adult affected by a loved one's substance misuse. This support includes a one to one counselling approach, drugs education, complimentary therapies and stress management and a group work programme that takes place across Mid and East Lothian.

MELD offer Auricular Acupuncture sessions from our offices in Dalkeith. Auricular Acupuncture is a recognised and effective treatment within the substance misuse field. Attendance is by referral only and MELD also plan to reintroduce another group in East Lothian.

MELD deliver SMART Recovery groups across Mid and East Lothian with a clear focus on an individual's recovery using the SMART Model.

MELD offer other short term groups and previous courses have included well-being, activities, educational and computer groups. For further infromation on any of the above or to enquire about our current group work programme please contact MELD direct.

Children 1st (Midlothian)

Units 9-10
40 Hardengreen Business Park
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3NU
Tel: 0131 654 9540
Web: www.children1st @org.uk

Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm

The Midlothian Young Carers Service provides support and advice tailored to meet the individual needs of young people across Midlothian who find themselves caring for a dependant relative at home. Their staff  provides both individual and group activities aimed at helping the young people enjoy their lives.

The Family Support: Direct Action and Support Service (DASS) provides an intensive family support programme for families who are experiencing stress abd difficulties, where parents have substance misuse issues. The team work across Midlothian with wider family group providing a 4 staged, felxible 12 week programme of support. There is also additional support to families outwith business hours by the team and ParentLine.

In partnership with SureStart offer a service to families in difficulties that are affecting parenting of children between 0-8 years. This service works along side the whole family group to reach solutions that will be child centred, that will work for the family and keep children safe, nurtured and in their family group when this is safe to do so. The Transitions team provide a theraputic service to children who have been affected by domestic violence and work with school staff and deliver information in a way that children can learn from. The focus is enabling children to be aware that domestic abuse is harmful and something they can get support with.

Midlothian Substance Misuse Service (SMS)

Glenesk Centre
1/5 Duke Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1BG
Tel: 0131 660 6822

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

Midlothain Substance Misuse Service brings together nurses, doctors, social workers and psychologists.  The service specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of people who have problems realated to alcohol and/or drug misuse. the Midlothian substance Misuse Service supports people to make positive changes to their lives.

Support is provided in many ways and in varying venues, such as, the Genesk Centre, other NHS Departments, GP's Surgeries and if approapriate at home. We can offer one to one appointments with clients, provide sign-posting to additional services that might be helpfulsuch as Mental Health teams, Blood Bourne Virus service, Sexual Health Clinics, Take Home Naloxone programmes, SMART Recovery groups, Coping Skills groups, information and introduction to the recently opened recovery cafe called Horizons, the dental programme of 'Wide-Smile' and wr are currently looking at starting another group to support Trauma through a skills programme and we also have 'Keep-Well' starting soon too, to review baseline health issues.

Our Gateway Clinics which offer self-referral to assessment continue and written information about these clinics can be obtained on request on the number above or fro, a variety of local venues such as libraries, chemists, Police and GP's to name a few.

MYPAS (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service)

Tollbooth Hall
176 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY
Tel: 0131 454 0757 (Main Office)
  Or 0131 454 0819 (Connected/SMASH office)

Email: enquiries@mypas.co.uk
Web: www.mypas.co.uk

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm (evening support appointments and group programmes are available)

MYPAS promotes the health and well being of young people (aged 12-25 years) in Midlothian.  MYPAS provides drug and alcohol services, street work, art therapy, counselling and sexual health drop-ins for young peopl in Midlothian.  MYPAS' Alcohol and Drug service offers one to one support for youn people (12-21 year olds) who want information, advice and/or on-going support for their drug and/or alcohol use.  The alcohl and drug team also provide preventative group programmes and diversionary activities.

Please see the MYPAS webiste (www.mypas.co.uk) for more information on our sexual health drop-in opening times and venues.

VOCAL Midlothian

30/1 Hardengreen Estate
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3NX

Tel: 0131 663 6869
Email: Midlothian@vocal.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

VOCAL Midlothian supports all un-paid carers in all family and relationship settings. They have a dedicated Family Support Addictions Worker in place to support family members and friends affected by someone else's alcohol or drug misuse. This service provides free, confidential, one-to-one and group support, as well as workshops and training.

Community Drug Problem Service (CDPS)

Spittal Street
Edinburgh
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, client usually receive substitute medication with specialist support form the CDPS, including education, tolerance testing, community detoxification, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and referral to other agencies in the community.

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 235
Edinburgh
EH6 8SE

Helpline: 07071 223441
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.

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)

91 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3DT
Tel: 0131 337 8188
Email: elca@btconnect.com

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm

East Lothian residents can access ELCA services at the Esk Centre, Dunbar Medical Centre and the Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, while Midlothian residents can access Elca services at Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Penicuik as well as its base in Edinburgh.

ELCA services are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is worried about their own or someone else's drinking. Trained counsellors provide advice, information and couselling. ELCA accepts self and formal referrals, all referrals are administered through its main office in Edinburgh.

C Plus Mainliners

22 Laurie Street
Edinburgh
EH6 7AB
Tel: 0131 478 7929

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

Monday - Friday: 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. Thier goal is to help people live positively with hepatitis C and to ensure that individuals and communities have better access to advice, support and treatment.

To make a referral call 0131 478 7929  

LEAP (Lothian & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme)

Woodlands House
Astley Ainsley Hospital
74 Canaan Lane
Edinburgh
EH9 2TB
Tel: 0131 446 4400

Email: leap.programme@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Web: www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/LEAP

Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm

 

LEAP is a programme for people dependent on substances who want to get clean and sober. If alcohol is part of a wider drugs problem LEAP will also offer treatment. LEAP is a day programme based at Malta House in central Edinburgh which lasts three months and involves structured activities every day. It is for people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians and is a programme based on abstinence from all drugs, including alcohol.

Referrals welcome from your GP, voluntary sector, a specialist service or any professional involved in your care.

Ritson Clinic

Open: 24 hrs

The Ritson Clinic is a 12 bedded detoxification ward based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside, Edinburgh. The ward is for people for whom it is unsafe to detox in the community eg physical complications. The average stay is 12 days.

Ask your GP for referral to your Alcohol CPN.

Harm Reduction Team

22-24 Spittal Street
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 537 8300

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Northern Service Office (Scotland)
Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow, G2 6HJ
Tel: 0141 226 2214; 0845 7697 555 (24hr helpline)
Email: Help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
For information about AA meetings in the Lothians go to:

http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/towns/Index/P.htm.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of people whose main purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. All members have had a problem with alcohol during their lives and are trying to recover.

Al-Anon Scotland

Unit 6 Mansfield Park
22 Mansfield Street
Partick
Glasgow G11 5QP
Tel: 0141 339 8884
Email: alanonuk@aol.com
Web: www.24dr.com

Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

Al-Anon provides group support to people affected by someone else’s drinking. Members share their experiences, strengths and hopes at meetings to help each other cope.
NB: Members are protected by a policy of anonymity.

Midlothian Sure Start

14-15 Bogwood Court
Mayfield
Tel: 0131 654 0489
Web: www.midlothiansurestart.org.uk

Sure Start has a number of centres throughout Midlothian offering a range of services geared towards meeting the needs of service users.  Project users - (families with young children - including dads) are provided with holistic support.  There is an awareness that project users are affected by issues such as poverty, inequalities, enviroment, housing etc, so we have developed a range of services and entered into a number of strategic partnerships to provide project users with choices that can help them take control of their lives and improve their health, (mental and physical) and economic prospects.

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in

Every Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm @ Newbattle Community Learning Centre

Newbattle drop-in health and wellbeing drop-in runs every monday from Newbattle Community Learning Centre in Newtongrange. The drop-in times are 3.30pm-5.30pm. The drop-in exists to provide health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-21 years and is delivered jointly by MYPAS, Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian School Nursing. The drop-in is accredited by Healthy Respect.

Young people can turn up without an appointment and can receive advice, information and services about sexual health and relationships, mental health, substance use and other aspects of health and wellbeing. Young people can access free condoms as the drop-in is part of the c:card service as well as pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Staff can also refer young people onto specialist services including counselling and drugs and alcohol support.

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in, Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place Newtongrange, EH22 4RT

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