We have listed some national organisations here, along with links to their websites. Please note that this list is for information only and does not constitute our endorsement.
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Aberlour: Support for young people and their families, including rehabilitation services that allow children and their mums to stay together during rehab.
Children 1st: Provides a range of national and local services for vulnerable children and young people aged 0-19 years, and empower families to do their best for children and young people. Also run Parentline which includes a Kinship Care helpline.
Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP): Supports an online community for young people, ranging from 7 to 30 years of age, that have concerns about another family member's addiction.
Crew: Provides information about drugs and the dangers of using them, so young people can make informed choices.
Know the Score: Website provides information and advice about drugs and the associated health risks. There is also a confidential helpline, 0800 587 5879.
Addaction: A specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity. Services include family support and services for young people.
Families Anonymous: A 12-step group for the families and friends of people with drugs, alcohol, or related behavioural problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend their meetings.
Families Outside: Provides support and information for the families of people in prison. Visit their website, or contact their helpline service on 0500 83 93 83 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parentline Scotland: A free helpline and email service for anyone with a concern about a child, run by Children 1st.
Hepatitis Scotland: Information-sharing for people affected by viral hepatitis and professionals, training, networking and patient involvement and representation.
HIV Scotland: Website includes information about HIV and a services directory.
Naloxone: Information about naloxone, including training in administering naloxone.
Phoenix Futures: Services in Scotland include a residential detoxification and rehabilitation programme, alcohol and drug day programmes and work in Scottish prisons.
Action on Depression: Offers a range of services to help people affected by depression in Scotland, including phone and email support as well as courses and self-help support groups.
Counselling Directory: A website which contains information about different types of counselling and a searchable database of counselling services.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: Support and counselling to help individuals work through their grief.
Relationships Scotland: Provides relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services.
Scottish Association for Mental Health: Provides help, information and support for people with mental health problems. Work includes community based support services and an information service which can be accessed by phone, 0800 917 34 66, or email, email@example.com.
Touched by Suicide Scotland: Provides emotional and practical support through a helpline and group meetings. Contact the helpline on 01294 229087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abused Men in Scotland: Works with men concerned about domestic abuse. Services include one-to-support, information and signposting.
Citizens Advice Scotland: The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau Service is made up of Citizens Advice Scotland and a network of local citizens advice bureaux.
DrugScope: Supports professionals working in the drug and alcohol field. They also provide independent information on drugs and drug related issues.
Scottish Legal Aid Board: Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation for those who qualify, paid for out of public funds. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system. The Scottish Legal Aid Board has an information line.
NHS Inform: General health information with a searchable database of local support.
The Princes Royal Trust for Carers: Provides access for carers to breaks, information and advice as well as education, training and employment opportunities.
Release: Provides free and confidential advice about drugs and drugs law to the public and professionals. Serivce inlcudes a helpline.
Samaritans: 24/7 emotional support by phone or email for anyone in the UK or Ireland.
Scottish Drugs Forum: Improves the quality, range and effectiveness of service and policy responses to problematic drug use in Scotland, works to reduce future and recurring problematic drug use, and promotes and sustains recovery from drug problems.
Scottish Recovery Consortium: Coordinates action across Scotland to promote the recovery of individuals, family members and communities from drug problems and addiction.
Scottish Women’s Aid: Provides services for women affected by domestic violence through local groups such as women’s refuges. Call their helpline on 0800 027 1234.
Shelter: Helps people find and keep a home, and campaigns for decent housing for all.
Turning Point Scotland: Manages substance misuse services ranging from residential units to community based services. Also provides services for substance misusers in the criminal justice system.
Wired In to Recovery: An online recovery community. Website includes information, stories and blogs. Community members can write contribute to forums and post blogs.