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Adult services

Recovery starts with admitting you have a problem. You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom; you can make a change at any time. And while there are many effective treatment options, you don’t necessarily have to seek professional help or go to a rehab program in order to get better. There are many things you can do to help yourself and achieve lasting recovery.

Services across North and South Lanarkshrie are delivered in partnership between NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and the voluntary sector.  If you live in South Lanarkshire and would like to know more about services available to you, please download the leaflet to the right of this page.  This contains lots of information about what is available and how you can access these services.  If you live in North Lanarkshire please go to the Alcohol and Drugs pages of the North Lanarkshire Council website; there you will find information about the North Lanarkshire Integrated Addiction Service and how to make contact with them.

Meridian Lanarkshire provide a free, Lanarkshire wide, community based, confidential, one-to-one alcohol and drug service for individuals and family members affected by alcohol and drug problems.

Your NHS Lanarkshire’s Harm Reduction Service as they can give you advice about preventing infections from needle sharing (particularly Hepatitis C and other Blood Borne Viruses), avoiding overdose and preventing other medical problems.

Take Home Naloxone Programme

Naloxone is a pharmaceutical drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. The National Take Home Naloxone Programme involves Naloxone being provided to those thought to be at risk of opiate overdose - once they have undergone specialist training. This training is also available for family members, friends, carers, partners and other people drug users associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs.

If you are interested in finding out more about Naloxone or would like a supply, contact NHS Lanarkshire's Harm Reduction Team on 01236 441067.

An overdose app, free to download on android, has also been developed by U-turn which gives advice on emergency care including naloxone administration and basic life support.


Self help in Lanarkshire

There are many self help groups in Lanarkshire which may be able to help you to stop drinking or taking drugs such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous or SMART Recovery. Research tells us that people who attend mutual aid groups like these can benefit a great deal, particularly in the first few months after stopping.

Modified date: 08 Sep 14 


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