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Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP)


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.

Who Are The ADP?

The ADP is a partnership of agencies and services involved with alcohol and drugs (including illicit, new psychoactive substances and some prescribed drugs).  It provides strategic direction to reduce the level of drug and alcohol problems amongst young people and adults in Dumfries and Galloway and reducing the harmful impact on families and communities by co-ordinating the work of drug and alcohol statutory and third sector agencies and by developing and implementing strategies for addressing drug and alcohol problems at a local level.  It is not responsible for addressing tobacco use or blood borne viruses (BBV), but has close links with the BBV MCN (Managed Clinical Network) which reports to the ADP on relevant work.

Members are senior members of staff from local organisations involved with education and prevention; delivering treatment and care; delivering criminal justice; law enforcement; protecting adults and children from harm.

The ADP is made up of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Third Sector
  • Health and Social Care Partnership
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Public Health, Mental Health, Finance, Non executive member)
  • Police Scotland
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council (Elected Member, Justice Social Work, Public Protection, Children and Families Social Work, Education, Community Justice, Housing,)
  • Scottish Prison Service – HMP Dumfries
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Procurator Fiscal

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