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.

Independence from Drugs & Alcohol Scotland (IFDAS)

Contact Details

Phone Number :
Mark Bittel - 07973 266 438

Email :

Website :

Address :
c/o CMS Saltire House 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh

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A safe environment where people in recovery and the wider community come together to socialise, give/receive support, participate in activities whilst displaying that recovery can and does happen. Community: a ‘family’ atmosphere, friendship, mentoring and guidance through mutual support: live, work and eat together, Responsibility: quality work & education; service to others & the community, Respect: for others and self (health, fitness, education); trust; ‘for life’ (much of the production involves natural and living things), Training and education: aimed at reintegration into society and the world of work; production of high-quality,‘top-end’ (high value) goods, many of which are award-winning, Abstinence: from drugs (and for some people, alcohol too), Together, these are the ‘treatments’ – no traditional individual drug therapy or group work; no payments from individuals, government, health or local authorities

Services Offered

  • Community Groups (Recovery friendly)
  • Mutual Aid

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