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Liber8 is a charity that provides a wide range of counselling services to adults and young people in Lanarkshire. Since 2007, we have supported people affected by mental health problems, alcohol misuse and substance use – ensuring that professional therapy is accessible to anyone who needs it.
Liber8’s Service for Trauma, Addiction and Recovery (STAR) provides one-to-one counselling for anyone who has experienced addiction and trauma in their life, whether from a single event or repeated incidences of trauma. STAR is open to individuals, their family members and loved ones.
A service for woman affected by substance use and gender-based violence – whether they are affected currently, have been in the past, or are at risk. Saoirse helps woman to stay safe, feel empowered and grow in confidence.
Sacro – AYE
In partnership with South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, and local Justice Services, Sacro provides a support service for people who have been arrested and charged by Police Scotland. To use the service, they should be resident in the South Lanarkshire area and have alcohol and/or drugs involved in any charges. AYE offers Arrest Referral, Diversion from Prosecution and Bail Supervision and Mentoring services. The team also offers expert help and advice as well as just someone to talk to. Referrals are accepted from police and justice services.
The Beacons – a set of four Recovery Hubs based in South Lanarkshire. We believe wholeheartedly that recovery from substance use is possible for anyone. Our purpose is to bring together people with lived experience of substance use to create vibrant recovery communities throughout South Lanarkshire, who support each other and reach out to others who need help.
The GIVIT is an Intensive Outreach Support Service for young people aged 12-25 with problematic alcohol or substance use, commissioned by South Lanarkshire ADP. Outreach support can be carried out at home, in the community, or in other suitable locations requested by young people. Recovery hubs are run in the evenings and weekends as required.
Equal Say provides advocacy for people age 16+ who have a disability, long term condition, addiction or mental ill health. This may include support for family members. Support is free and confidential.
NHS Harm Reduction Team
The Harm Reduction Team covers both North and South Lanarkshire through a well-travelled outreach van. They also provide services in various clinics and third sector services across Lanarkshire. Their philosophy is based firmly within a harm reduction approach, decreasing the negative consequences of recreational drug use and any related activity without requiring abstinence. We recognise that those unable or unwilling to stop current drug use can still make positive changes that can protect themselves and others. Services we provide include information, testing for BBV and SH issues, access to sterile injecting equipment and other injecting drug related health interventions.
NHS Substance Use
The Substance Misuse Liaison Nurse Service is a nurse led service based within the three acute hospital settings of University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Monklands and University Hospital Wishaw and operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm. The service provides expert advice, care and treatment for individuals aged 16 and over within the acute hospital setting as well as offering advice and support to families, friends and staff. The service ensures the safe management of the acutely unwell patient with co-existing drug and/or alcohol problems and aims to improve access to addiction services through signposting and referral to community services, including liaison with partnership agencies to provide seamless transfer to community care.
Interventions include medical management of acute withdrawal – Substitute prescribing – Harm reduction interventions – Overdose prevention – Access to naloxone – Advice and support – Liaison with partnership agencies – Signposting and referral to community addiction services.
GCA – U-TURN
The project focuses on training young people (12 – 18 years) through supporting Peer Educators, early intervention and prevention for young people looking to address stigma and reduce harm caused by alcohol and drugs within their local communities.
Peer Educators will receive 1:1 support from workers and attend weekly group sessions to build on their confidence, leadership skills and work towards qualifications in a safe and nurturing environment.
Landed – Needed
LANDED is a young persons’ charity based in Lanarkshire. Providing support to young people promoting messages of harm reduction on topics such as drugs, alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and sexual health. This is delivering via topic-based workshops to groups of young people.
Turning Point Scotland
The new South Lanarkshire Alcohol & Other Drugs REACHOUT Service is working within the Alcohol & Drug Partnership to establish a service focusing on supporting people over the age of 16 with problematic alcohol & drug use through an Assertive Outreach and Intensive Case Management model. The service will operate 7 days a week including evenings and public holidays.
Tel: 01698 313290
Tel: 0141 280 3717
Tel: 0141 280 3684
CARES- Community Addiction Recovery Service
The Community Addiction Recovery Service is a community- based integrated alcohol and drug treatment service, designed to support adults age 16+ with their recovery from alcohol or drug dependency.
The CARES team are based in the four localities of South Lanarkshire.
The Navigator Project
Launched in 2015, Navigator is a violence and harm reduction programme based in Accident and Emergency Departments throughout Scotland. This service model supports people (patients) towards healthier lives through a combination of hospital and community-based support.
Navigator staff connect with patients presenting into accident and emergency and work with them in the community upon discharge, supporting and signpost them to services that can assist them to make changes in their lives. The service supports individuals with a wide range of complex issues, namely violence, alcohol and other drug related problems, mental health issues, domestic abuse, homelessness, social isolation, and debt. Within Lanarkshire the service is in Hairmyres UH and Wishaw General.