Alcohol & Drugs Partnership

Dumfries & Galloway 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.

Naloxone - Save Someone

Naloxone Poster Naloxone is a pharmaceutical drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, providing more time for an ambulance to arrive and treatment to be given.

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 available to drug users across Dumfries and Galloway and is also be available to  their family, friends, carers, partners and other people who associate with them and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs.



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Current News

The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services

The Quality Principles set out the Scottish Government's expectations of the level of service individuals, and their families, should receive when seeking help to support their recovery.

At the heart of the Quality Principles is the concept of a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) which places priority on joined-up, person-centred assessment, interventions and reviews; delivered by a skilled workforce with the right attitudes and values, to empower the individual to recover.

For the full document please click here 

Wellness and Recovery College - UWS
The Dumfries and Galloway Wellness and Recovery College, is a local initiative that delivers a range of wellness and recovery focussed learning and development opportunities. Courses will provide students with a range of learning opportunities, these may include: 
  • Learning skills and strategies to cope with challenging times, for example in relation to change and loss
  • Strengthening personal coping skills
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships
  • Helping to understand personal responses to situations  
Courses vary in content and length. You may be interested in signing up for just one course or more.
For further information please visit the website below
Addaction Spring Newsletter 2014
Addaction Dumfries and Galloway have produced a newsletter to inform professionals and clients about the services they provide. To read the newsletter please click here
Development of  Family Support  in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway ADP recognise family support as a key component of an individual’s recovery from substance misuse.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) are a national organisation who have been awarded funding to conduct a one year scoping exercise in the region. The purpose of this work will be to gather information on the needs of families affected by substance misuse and to develop peer led family support groups throughout Dumfries and Galloway, which will address some of the needs identified.
SFAD will:
·         Employ a family support worker to cover the region
·         Develop peer led family support groups
·         Facilitate advocacy for families
·         Promote family inclusive practices within partner organisations
·         Facilitate training in family inclusive practices for partner organisations.
·         Scope the current support available to families and identify gaps in current provision.
·         Promote SFAD helpline
·         Develop web based information specific to families in Dumfries and Galloway.
SFAD will shortly be making contact with our partner organisations and can be contacted meantime on 0141 221 0544
New Psychoactive Substances
Two groups of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are to be made illegal for 12 months while government experts assess whether they should be permanently controlled.

UK Government Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne today introduced a Temporary Class Drug Order (TCDO) on new psychoactive (NPS) substances known as ‘NBOMe’ and ‘Benzofury’. The order has been laid in Parliament today and the substances will become illegal on 10 June.

The drugs will be made illegal for up to 12 months while the government’s independent drug experts, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) decides whether they should be permanently controlled.
ADP Minutes
Minutes from the ADP meetings are available for download. Click on the following links

ADP Important Documents

ADP Priorities 2013-14 and 2014 - 15

A copy of the Priorities for the next two years is available to download by clicking on the following link

 ADP Priorities 2013 - 2015

ADP Reporting Template 2013-14

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 2013-14


Getting Our Priorities Right (GOPR) Consultation

 The response from Dumfries and Galloway Community Planning Partnership to the Scottish Government's refreshed practice guidance GOPR is available to download

GOPR Response

Shifting the Culture - Response

The response from Dumfries and Galloway ADP, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Dumfries and Galloway NHS to the proposed Members Bill "Shifting the Culture"

Shifting the Culture Response

 ADP Annual Report 2011-12

This annual report of the Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Partnership refers to the financial year 2011-12 and includes the following on activity and achievement over the past year

  • A GENERAL OVERVIEW of key achievements and issues from the past year
  • EXPENDITURE invested in pursuit of our key priorities
  • KEY ACTIONS and ACTIVITIES in pursuit of core and local outcomes
  • Performance against CORE AND LOCAL INDICATORS
  • Use of NATIONAL SUPPORT organisations

Available here for download

Link opens in new windowADP Annual Report 2011-12

ADP Delivery Plan 2012-15

The plan sets out the key changes that Dumfries and Galloway ADP intend to promote over the next  three years, building on the priorities of Recovery and Prevention as set out in the Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership Strategy 2011 -14

Available here for download 

 ADP Delivery Plan 2012-2015

ADP Strategy

This document outlines the main aims and objectives of the Stategic Plan for the members of the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership from 2011 to 2014.

The vision of the Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Partnership is of a region where people are healthier, happier and safer. Recognising the harm that alcohol and drug misuse can cause. The two themes of prevention and recovery run throughout the Strategy. They underpin short term outcomes which will improve the lives of those affected by substance misuse, and the longer term vision of communities where alcohol and drug misuse are reduced for the benefit of all.
Available here for download. 

Link opens in new windowADP Strategy 2011-2014

Recognised Partners List

In developing a Recognised Partners List (RPL) the ADP wishes to bring together the diverse range of partners into single framework based on the National Quality Standards for Substance Misuse Services (NQS). This framework will be flexible enough to acknowledge that professional accountabilities may lie elsewhere, but defined enough to reassure those using services that they operate to agreed minimum standards.

Further information is contained in the information leaflet. Link opens in new windowRPL Leaflet


Organisations wishing to consider applying for inclusion on the list should speak with the ADP Support Team, or by completing the appropriate form available below.

Please be aware that all document links are to PDFs as unfortunately this website cannot link to Word documents.