Alcohol & Drugs Partnership

Who we are

Dumfries an 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 drugs misuse, and to try and 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.

Current News

Twitter

Dumfries and Galloway ADP now has its own Twitter account.

Follow us on @ADPDUMGAL

 NEW ALCOHOL GUIDELINES

 The core of the new guidelines for adults is:

  • a new weekly guideline for regular drinking is that it is safest not to exceed 14 units weekly, for both men and women
  • the weekly guideline will be clearly labelled as for ‘low risk’ drinking not ‘safe’ drinking; recent evidence on alcohol and cancer means there is no level without any risk; the evidence for a
    protective effect from heart disease for moderate drinking is also less strong than it was;
    nevertheless, most people can drink within the guidelines at low risk.

Further information on the new guidelines can be acessed on Drinkaware's website by clicking here

The government’s alcohol guidelines are changing to reflect new evidence about the link between alcohol and health harms. New guidance includes changes to the amount men and women can regularly drink, one-off drinking sessions and advice for drinking in pregnancy.
The new guidelines that came into effect from 8 January 2016 will help people make better choices about their drinking.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs - Bereavement Support Service

Scottish Families offers a FREE and confidential support service to provide listening and emotional support in the immediate period after the loss of a loved one and, if appropriate, can arrange up to 6 face to face counselling sessions. They can also give you information about local peer support groups to meet together with people who have experienced a similar loss.

How to access the service

Contact the Helpline 08080 101011 (free from landlines and mobiles) Monday to Friday 0900-1700 hours. Outwith these times you can leave a voicemail message and you will receive a callback from the Bereavement Support Team within 48 hours. You can also email bereavement@sfad.org.uk.

You will receive an initial telephone appointment from the Bereavement Co-ordinator within 5 working days of making contact with the Helpline.

 Alcohol and Drugs Support SWS (ADS)

For a copy of the annual report please click here  

 

ADP Minutes

 

Minutes from the ADP meetings are available for download. Click on the following links 
 

 Minute 170317         Minute 190716     
 Minute 220617         Minute 020916 
 Minute 140917         Minute 121216 

 

ADP Important Documents

Dumfries and Galloway Young People's Substance Misuse Needs Assessment 2016

McMillan Rome were commissioned by ADP to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for young people. This included engaging with a range of young people across the region and gathering their views on issues around drugs and alcohol use. A copy of the report is available by clicking here

Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Needs Assessment 2015

Dumfries and Galloway ADP commissioned Mcmillan Rome to conduct a needs assessment of drug and alcohol service provision across Dumfries and Galloway. This included speaking to members of staff and service users to collect their views on current service provision and identified gaps. A copy of the report is available by clicking here

 Getting Our Priorities Right 2014

Dumfries and Galloway ADP and CPC have developed an updated good practice framework for all child and adult service practitioners working with vulnerable children and families affected byproblematic parental alcohol and/or drug use. It has been updated in line with national guidance and within the particular context of the national GIRFEC approach and the Recovery Agendas, both of which have a focus on‘whole family’ recovery. Another key theme is the importance of services focusing on early intervention activity, working together effectively at the earliest stages to help children and families. To access the the documents click on the links below

GOPR Practitioners Guidelines 2014  
GOPR Online Toolkit 2014      
GOPR Electronic Links 
GOPR Online Toolkit 2014 (Word Format)

 ADP Reporting Template 2015-16

Dumfries and Galloway ADPs report to the Scottish Government provides a self assessment of the partnership as well as activities and goals for future service delivery and prevention activities to address the regions drug and alcohol issues. The document is available to download by clicking on the following link

ADP Reporting Template 2015-16

 Delivery Plan 

The plan sets out the key changes that Dumfries and Galloway ADP intend to promote over the next  three years.

Available here for download 

ADP Delivery Plan 2015-18  

ADP Strategy 2017- 2020

Dumfries and Galloway ADP has developed its 3 year strategy based on national and local priorities. An annual workplan will be developed to ensure actions are tailored to these priorities and completed on a timely basis. For a copy of the strategy please click on the following link

 ADP Strategy 2017-2020

ADP Strategy Workplan Year 1 December 2017 update

 

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