Inverclyde Family Support Service

We offer support to anyone in Inverclyde over the age of 16 who is affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. 

To find out about support available in Inverclyde contact 01475 302816 or or call our National Helpline on 08080 10 10 11

You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

We also take referrals from all external agencies – make a referral here.

What We Offer

Support comes in a range of different sizes. In Inverclyde, we offer:

One-to-One Support

We can offer you one-to-one support if you would like to speak to someone confidentially about someone you are concerned about.

We will offer you time and space to explore the issues affecting you, let you express your thoughts and feelings, and help you to come up with ideas and solutions to move forward. Common topics include improving communication, setting boundaries, and looking after yourself.

Each support session lasts around one hour and the frequency can be arranged to suit your needs. We travel across Inverclyde and frequently uses rooms in libraries, community centres and treatment services to meet with family members or support can be arranged via phone or video calls (Zoom etc).

Group Support

In Inverclyde, we currently offer one weekly Family Support Meeting.

This is a facilitated mutual-aid support group, where family members are invited to share with each other any difficulties they’re currently experiencing and focus on ideas and solutions to find a way forward.

If you want to talk to someone before attending, you can email or call 01475 302816.

Dates and times for our group can be found here.


(Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training)

At Scottish Families, we love using a programme called CRAFT.

CRAFT is a set of 7 structured sessions and is a solution-focused, skills-based programme with a strong evidence base. It involves role-plays to help you practice new skills and has small assignments and tasks which you will be asked to do away from the sessions.

If you would like to learn more about the CRAFT principles, this is something we can deliver either 1:1 or in group settings.

Access to Naloxone

Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. It is only effective for opioid overdoses and won’t work with any other drug.

We are now able to provide naloxone direct to anyone living in Scotland who is over the age of 16 through our ‘Click & Deliver’ take-home naloxone service, you can visit our Take Home Naloxone page to order a kit.

Support to Access Bereavement Counselling

If you have lost someone who used alcohol or drugs, our bereavement service is here to support you. We can chat and offer some advice and information. We also can put you in touch with an accredited counsellor who is local to you. Our service is free and is available across Scotland.

Our Inverclyde Family Support Team:

Rachel Taylor – Inverclyde Family Support Development Officer

Rachel joined us in 2023 from Employability, where she supported individuals from a variety of backgrounds to overcome barriers and live the life they wanted. She really enjoys building positive relationships with people, supporting, and empowering them to achieve and live the life they want. She is passionate about change and ensuring family members are involved in these processes and wants to ensure that support is provided to help family members through whatever situation they may find themselves in.

Jordan Stewart – Inverclyde Family Support Assistant

Jordan joined us in October 2023. In 2022, she graduated with a 2:1 degree in Commercial Music from the University of the West of Scotland and soon progressed onto working within the recovery/employability sector. After graduating, Jordan took on the role of a Young Person’s Recovery Coach at Glasgow Council on Alcohol where she supported individuals between the ages of 16-24 to build their confidence, skills and work towards their own positive destination. Jordan has a passion for people and is dedicated to helping people, in whichever capacity possible and enjoys exploring how her experience in music can integrate within mental health, recovery and community justice.

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