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Alcohol Information and Support

Aberdeenshire Drug and Alcohol services have set up Step-In points in five main towns so anyone wanting support with drug and alcohol use can get same day treatment. If you wish to access the service you can drop in to these Step-In locations or will be offered an appointment on the day we get a referral.

The Step-In approach offers intensive care to provide a non-judgemental, welcoming and responsive service. All concerns and needs identified at assessment will be listened to. Actions to support these will be provided and included in individualised care plans. This might include rehabilitation or detoxification as best suited to your needs. Harm reduction advice and equipment is also available at the locations.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are ready to help anyone needing support with problematic drug or alcohol use. The team is made up of a range of different practitioners:

  • Nurse - to advise on and prescribe treatment of choice
  • Social Worker - to provide a range of different supports as part of recovery
  • Health Care Support Worker - to provide wider health checks and screening
  • Local Area Coordinator – to provide practical support and access to wider activities
  • Support Worker from Alcohol and Drugs Action - to support people who do not require clinical or social work interventions

The Step-Ins will continue to develop and provide easy access to a wide range of support from key partners including advocacy, housing, welfare benefits and employability.

The Step-In points are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Appointments will be offered out with these times for people who need it. If you don't live close to these locations our Step-In staff can arrange transport, or they can see you at a time and place suitable to you.



Contact Info


Alcohol and Drugs Action, 7 Hadden Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NU



Seafield House, 37 Castle Street, Banff, AB45 1FQ for people wishing to use the service for referring organisations

01261 455810 (general reception in Seafield House)


48 Broad Street Fraserburgh, AB43 9AH for people wishing to use the service for referring organisations

01346 415175 


Inverurie (temporary premises not yet open) for people wishing to use the service for referring organisations

07826 270662


88 King Street, Peterhead, AB42 1UH for people wishing to use the service for referring organisations

01779 403 744


Until premises secured people will be seen at the most appropriate venue suited to their location. for people wishing to use the service for referring organisations

07826 209266


To get help and support telephone 01224 558844

Samaritans phone 116 123 or visit

addaction Get free, online, confidential information and advice from a trained advisor.  It could be for drug or alcohol use worries or worries about mental health.

SFAD provides support to family members and friends who have been affected by the substance use of a relative or loved one. They can do this through their Helpline 08080 10 10, tele-health and their barevement service.

If you are worried about a child visit Aberdeenshire's Getting it Right for Every Child website

To find out more about our services click here