Addiction Services

East Dunbartonshire Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (EDADS) is a partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and East Dunbartonshire Council. All our services are community based and include:

  • Outreach services in East Dunbartonshire
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Advice and information
  • Individual counselling
  • Access group work programmes in the community
  • Alcohol detoxification
  • Substitute prescribing support
  • Harm Reduction Service
  • Relapse prevention
  • Liaison/joint working with other agencies
  • Evening appointments by request

We accept referrals from other agencies and from individuals, either by referral form or telephone call (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Tel: 0141 232 8211. If you would like help with issues regarding alcohol, drug or tobacco misuse please contact the Community Addictions Team.

We employ Education and Prevention Workers dedicated to working with schools and young people to raise awareness of the health, legal and safety issues around substance misuse.

For Schools

A modern, progressive curriculum pack, tailored for use in East Dunbartonshire. This is delivered throughout schools, meeting the needs of school staff and pupils. Sessions include interactive activities and discussions which challenge attitudes and provide information on topics such as:

  • Issues around tobacco and cannabis use
  • Alcohol and drugs awareness and
  • Personal safety issues.

Training Opportunities

Introductory training courses can also be provided for youth workers, teachers and other professionals who come into contact with young people. Training helps to provide a confident approach to addressing, challenging and discussing drug and alcohol issues.

The 'Alcohol, Drugs and Youth Work' training sessions offer professional workers the opportunity to apply their knowledge to specific situations, both with young people and in terms of policies.

National and Local Initiatives

There are national and local initiatives run throughout East Dunbartonshire to boost awareness issues surrounding substance misuse. The most recent one being the multi-agency campaign aimed at reducing under-age alcohol sales and related anti-social behaviour. 

The ‘Be Your Own Boss’ campaign provided diversionary discount passes for young people to use at local sports centres. Various community events often lend support to the raising awareness of alcohol and drug misuse, and leaflets are provided for the general public containing relevant information.