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Alcohol and Drug Support South West Scotland (ADSSWS) Being There Family Support Service

Last updated: 11th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Other


Being There is a free, confidential, non-judgemental service that will offer YOU a listening ear when struggling with your loved one’ drug or alcohol use. We can offer YOU emotional support, help and practical advice…when you need it most.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • Middle-aged adult (36-55), Older adult (56 and older), Young adult (18-35)

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Other, Self-referral
  • Self Referral – Any agency with consent of the individual Support for alcohol and drug issues
  • Other – Family support 18 years or over Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Are you 18 or over and living in Dumfries and Galloway? Are you coping alone? It’s not easy to live with someone’s problematic alcohol or drug use AND It’s all too easy to feel guilty and blame yourself for your loved one’s problem. It’s all too easy to become isolated because of the stigma around alcohol and drug problems in the family. It’s all too easy to become overwhelmed. It’s all too easy to forget about your own needs. Being There can help.

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Other services are also offered by ADSSWS.