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We Are with You

Last updated: 11th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development

Aim/Purpose:

Drug and Alcohol service that works with individuals to help identify their goals in relation to their drug/alcohol use. This can include cutting down substance use or stopping completely. We are With You also work with police locally to provide an Arrest Referral Service and provide Assertive Outreach with Dumfries and Galloway Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service. Possible Outcomes: Increased motivation • Increased understanding of health needs (physical, mental, substance misuse) • Reduced substance misuse • Referral and engagement with other services • Improved relationships.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

People over 16, living in Dumfries and Galloway and worried about their own or someone else’ drug or alcohol use. Initial appointment may be over the phone or face to face. Current drug or alcohol use will be discussed so that staff understand what help is needed. This will also involve discussing other aspects of life and how people are feeling generally. People will be asked what help they think they need now and what plans they want to make for their future. They will then be matched with a member of staff who will be their main point of contact. Together, next steps will be planned, as will any treatment that might be needed.

Further Information:

Support is provided on a one to one basis although groupwork is also available. We Are With You also provide a needle and syringe service which includes a click and collect service. They also host Peer Naloxone Champions to encourage people accessing services and their families to undertake naloxone training. We Are With you regularly refer on to other services for any additional support required that is not related to substance use.