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East Lothian Substance Use Service

Contact Details

Phone Number :
07843 339 958

Alternate Phone Number :
Needle Exchange & Naloxone: 07843 339 960

Website :

Address :
The Esk Centre Ladywell Way Musselburgh

Post Code :
EH21 6AB

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Service Provision

The service specialises in the assessment, care and treatments of people who have problems related to alcohol and/or drug use.

The purpose of the SMS is to help people make positive changes to their lives and offer support and guidance

The East Lothian Substance Misuse Service brings together:

  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Community Care Assistants
  • Children 1st workers

Services provided by the SMS include:

  • Advice and support to individuals and their families
  • Psychological therapies
  • Community detox
  • Referral for inpatient detox (alcohol)
  • Assessment for residential treatment
  • Substitute prescribing for opiate addiction
  • Advice on harm reduction and relapse prevention techniques
  • Support to access voluntary work/employment/training
  • Practical support for housing and financial issues
  • Referral to and joint working with other specialist agencies

The Gateway to Recovery clinics bring together NHS and voluntary sector services to provide a comprehensive assessment for people trying to regain control of their lives and overcome problems caused or affected by alcohol or drugs. Service users benefit from a single point of access, a standardised assessment and triage process for all alcohol and drug services in the areas.

Services Offered

  • Mutual Aid

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