Local Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous
For both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire combined, the following link takes you to the main AA website which includes a list of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire meeting and includes a downloadable PDF – which is kept up to date.Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Aberdeen City & AberdeenshireEmail:- help@aamail.org
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Al Anon
Al-Anon Confidential Helpline 020 7403 0888 (available 10am – 10pm – 365 days a year)
Various support groups across Aberdeen.
Support to anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Weekly meetings. Initial contact through AlAnon website or phone number for details of meetings
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Alcohol and Drugs Action Services for Family and Friends
The Family & Friends Support Group provides confidential support and advice for families and friends of drug users in a safe and welcoming environment. Two drug workers attend the group to facilitate and provide accurate information & advice. Prior to attending Group meetings, new members are seen on an individual basis by a drugs worker to ensure that the Group is appropriate for them.
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Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs exists to support those affected by the substance misuse of a loved one, because families need to recover too. We facilitate a Scotland-wide network of family support groups and run a helpline service.

Substance Bereavement Support Aberdeen
A bereavement support group for family and friends of those lost to drug or alcohol misuse. Confidential and non-judgemental group offering support and advice following the death of a loved one due to misuse of drugs or alcohol. Group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 1pm – 2:30pm at Seaton Community Centre.

Families Anonymous
Aberdeen: Tuesday 8.00pm – 9.45pm St. Peters Church, Justice St., Aberdeen AB11 5HX (access is from the Castlegate)
Fraserburgh: Monday 7-8.45 pm Linkup JIC Building, Albert St., Fraserburgh AB43 9JL
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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings – Aberdeen City & Shire  NA Logo

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SMART Recovery at Drugs Action

Aberdeen City
Tuesday; 11am -12.30pm, Timmermarket Clinic, Aberdeen,
Lisa; Tel. 01224 594700

Wednesday; 6pm-7.30pm, Timmermarket Clinic, Aberdeen,
Emma; Tel. 01224 577120/07714609307


Wednesday: 6.30pm -8pm – Stonehaven Community Centre, Bath Street, Stonehaven
Brian; Tel. 07742117349

Salvation Army Addictions Support Activities
Mon 2nd Feb 2015 – 25th May 2015
To assist those with drugs/alcohol issues move on with their lives and find meaningful employment. It may not be possible to contact individuals to inform of cancellations so please call 01224 579370 to check if sessions are running.
NB No activities on 2nd March, Easter Monday 5th April and 4th May 2015.

Penumbra 1st Response Service
Penumbra would like to announce a new service opening here in Aberdeen City on the 17th November 2014; the Aberdeen 1st Response Service. The 1st Response Service is provided in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and NHS Grampian. The service provides a first response and information service for people in Aberdeen aged 16 years and above with mental health problems, who may require immediate, short term support or who may be in distress or in crisis. People accessing the service receive sensitive, one to one support, information and signposting.

Foyer Young Persons Counselling Service
This counselling service is available for 12 – 18 year olds in Aberdeen City whose lives are being affected by substance misuse.
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Richmondhill Freedom Program
The Freedom Programme is a domestic abuse awareness programme and is delivered in a group work setting for a duration of 8 weeks. The programme is designed to help individuals recognise the warning signs of an abusive relationship and to promote healthy relationships.
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Richmondhill Babymatters
Baby Matters is a parenting and pre-birth group aimed at providing information to parents that could enhance their understanding and ability to respond to the practical and emotional needs of their baby.
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