Service Update – 20th March 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all our lives, many services will have stopped or will be running on reduced capacity. Due to the ever-changing guidelines and advice we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contact information of services in our directory at this time.

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on alcohol (ELCA) – COVID 10/03/21

Contact Details

Phone Number :
0131 337 8188

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Address :
91 Rose Street Edinburgh

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Covid update – face to face support is limited and all supports are provided by phone and online.  Contact should be via phone or email in the first instance.

Are you worried about your own or someone else’s drinking? Act Now – ELCA offers a range of free services for people over the age of 18 living in the Lothians:

Advice & Information;

  • Drop-In Services (not operational at present),
  • One to One counselling,
  • ELCA for Women,
  • Women’s Alcohol Recovery Group,
  • Polish Alcohol Counselling Service,
  • Telephone Support (Focused Support),
  • SMART Recovery Group.

We operate an open referral system that can be accessed by individuals living in Edinburgh & the Lothians. You can arrange an appointment yourself, or be referred by statutory agencies such Primary Healthcare, GP, Social Work etc East Lothian residents can access ELCA services at The Esk Centre, Dunbar Medical Centre and the Musseslburgh Primary Care Centre, while Midlothian residents can access ELCA services at Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith or Penicuik

For full information on supports across Edinburgh download the Addiction Recovery Companion App – 

Services Offered

  • Adult Alcohol Treatment
  • Family Support - Counselling
  • Mutual Aid

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