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Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP)

You Are Not Alone

If you are looking for support for alcohol and/or drugs in Dumfries and Galloway, or you are a family member or friend, you are not alone. There are support services in Dumfries and Galloway that can help. 


Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a body made up of representatives from a wide range of partners across the region.  This includes input from Health, Social Work, Housing, Police, Procurator Fiscal Service and the Voluntary sector.

The ADP is responsible for planning and joining up the various initiatives across the region to tackle alcohol and drug use, and to try to prevent it becoming a problem for people. Examples of ongoing work include specialist services, community initiatives, raising awareness of local issues, prevention education programmes in schools, to treatment options and supporting families and those with substance problems towards recovery, healthy lifestyles and employment.

Count 14

It’s recommended that you don’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread out over at least 3 days, to keep the risks from alcohol low. This is the same for both men and women.

Recognising Alcohol Withdrawal

Heavy drinkers who suddenly decrease or stop drinking altogether may experience withdrawal symptoms. They are potentially dangerous and should be treated as a serious warning sign that you are drinking too much.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The MAT Standards are evidence based standards to enable the consistent delivery of safe, accessible, high-quality treatment across Scotland.


Naloxone is the name of a medication which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The most commonly known opioids are heroin, methadone, buprenorphine, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and tramadol.


Download our new App

A new app “Stop DG Drug Deaths”, is available for anyone who comes in contact with drugs and/or alcohol.

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