If you or family members are worried about a drug or alcohol habit and the effect this is having, help is available locally from:
The Scottish Recovery Consortium
A small independent charity funded by the Scottish Government to support the implementation of the national drug strategy, 'The Road to Recovery'. They work with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies to build the capacity of the recovery movement on a local and national level.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs (SFAD)
Provides support to family members and friends who have been affected by the substance misuse of a relative or loved one, and raises awareness of the issues affecting them.
Forth Valley Alcohol & Drug Partnership (FVAPD)
A multi-agency partnership established to implement and respond to national strategies on drugs, alcohol, tobacco and volatile substances for the three authority areas of Falkirk, Clackmannanshire & Stirling. Membership includes the Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority, Public Health, Community Health Partnerships, Local Authorities, Police and Prison Service.
Falkirk Alcohol and Drug Partnership (FADP)
The FADP's main task is to identify what the main concerns are regarding local substance issues (Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Solvents, Gases, over the counter or prescribed medicines that are used inappropriately and all illegal drugs. They also have an input in decisions about how monies identified for substance misuse services are spent covering education, prevention, treatment, availability & enforcement.
What to do in a drugs misuse emergency
Knowing what to do in an emergency, especially in relation to a drug overdose could save someone's life. The Know the Score website provides advice.
Naloxone is a drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, an opiate being heroin/methadone. Naloxone can allow for more time for an ambulance to arrive and for treatment to be given. In an overdosed state Naloxone can be a life saver! More information on the Naloxone Drug Programme can be found on the Scottish Drugs Forum website.