Substance Use Support

Forth Valley Alcohol & Drug Partnerships (ADPs) have adopted a tiered approach to understanding and responding to substance related problems in Forth Valley. The approach includes all illegal drugs; alcohol; tobacco; solvents & gases, over-the-counter medicines and those prescribed that are commonly not used as directed.

Service Directory

The FV ADP’s Service directory contains information and contact details for substance use supports. As a practitioner you may be working with people who are either affected personally by substance use, or impacted by the use of others.  The services in the directory will be happy to receive referrals from all Social Care Team members.

You can access the Forth Valley ADP Directory here

Substance Use Workforce Development and training can be found in the Learning & Development Public Protection Pages here

Guidance from the Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and Child Protection Committees, 2019 can be found here: Getting Our Priorities Right for Children and Families affected by Parental Alcohol and Drug Use (2019)

Support for Children & Families

Forth Valley Family Support Service: Family groups run in each council area. See webpage or page 50 of the directory for more information.                                                                                Time for Us: See webpage support to children and families where children have been impacted by substances.                                                                                                                  Barnardos Young People’s Substance Team: work with young people aged 12 to 18 and up to 26 if care experienced. Call 01324 632903, or email

Support for Adults (page number for more information in directory)

  • Harm Reduction: Community Pharmacies (p.48), NHS Blood Borne Virus Team (p.52), Transform FV (p.54), Change, Grow, Live (p.62), Hospital Addiction Team (p.78)
  • Community Pharmacy Injecting Equipment Provision (p. 48)
  • Naloxone supply (p.48)
  • Medicine Assisted Treatment ( Opiate substitute therapy ) through Change, Grow, Live
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Support within substance services Addiction Advice Service Tel: 07817 024365. (p.90)

Recovery Support

Forth Valley Recovery Community (p.11)