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. This could be a direct family member, or even a friend or a colleague who is using substances.  

Daryl McLeister is the Family Support Development Officer for Inverclyde.

To find out about support available in Inverclyde contact Daryl directly on 07554 686672, email: or call our National Helpline on 08080 10 10 11

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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
  • Group Support
  • CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training)
  • Support to access Bereavement Counselling
  • Access to Naloxone

One-to-One Support

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

Daryl 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 with your loved one, and looking after yourself.

Each support session lasts around one hour and the frequency can be arranged to suit your needs.

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.

For information about our current meeting schedule get in touch or visit us on social media:





(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 Daryl can deliver either 1:1 or in group settings.

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.

To discuss this further, contact Daryl on 07554 686672 or call our National Helpline today on 08080 10 10 11

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

Contact Daryl on 07554 686672 to discuss this further, or visit our Take Home Naloxone page to order a kit.

Who We Are

Daryl McLeister is the Family Support Development Officer for Inverclyde.

Daryl joined Scottish Families in November 2020. Prior to working for Scottish Families, Daryl studied Psychology and spent over 10 years working as a Recovery Worker in Substance Misuse Services in Scotland and Suffolk. Daryl is a trained CRAFT practitioner.

Daryl’s role at Scottish Families is to promote and develop the support that is available in Inverclyde, supporting family members at support groups, drop-ins, and one-to-ones.

He enjoys engaging with people in a warm and empathetic way and loves helping people work towards the changes they want to make. He is really passionate about the role of family members in recovery, and the incredible influence the right support can have in helping family members find their way through tricky situations.

For any enquiries about our Inverclyde Family Support Service, contact Daryl, or call him on 07554 686672, or follow Daryl on social media at:



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