North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a multi-agency strategic planning group. Their key responsibilities are to develop and drive forward a strategy to tackle issues around drug and alcohol problems and to co-ordinate actions around these issues.
The Scottish Government funds the work of the ADP, with funding having been made available to support the development of drug and alcohol services.This work is based on a partnership approach involving the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, and engaging the wider community.

Members of the ADP includes-

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • North Ayrshire Licensing Board
  • Fire and Rescue Scotland
  • Police Scotland
  • South West Scotland Community Justice Authority
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Voluntary Sector

Main Aim

North Ayrshire ADP recognises the level of substance misuse and alcohol dependency and the negative impact that this has upon the lives of individuals, families and communities.

North Ayrshire ADP has adopted a whole population approach to tackling substance misuse. For alcohol this means not just targeting those drinking to harmful levels but to engaging within wider communities to reduce the average population consumption, as described in Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action (2009) (see link on right)

If we all drink less, then alcohol related health and social problems will come down across the area. Drinking less is in all our interests.
For drug misuse this means working with our partners to ensure our communities are supportive of recovery.

In addition to this the Road to Recovery (2008) (see link on right) recognised that everyone in Scotland should be aware of the consequences of drugs so that no one uses drugs in ignorance.

North Ayrshire ADP recognises the significant amount of work undertaken by a wide range of partner agencies and community groups. We wish to continue this work in partnership with the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and drugs central to the delivery of the strategy. (Find out more about the strategic aims and how the ADP works by
visiting ADP Info link)

What you can expect from the website

As previously mentioned, North Ayrshire ADP takes a whole population approach.

This has remained at the forefront of our approach when developing the website as this ensures it targets the entire community from young to the elderly. This may be people who have either been directly or indirectly affected by substance misuse and/or alcohol; have a general interest in the actions taking place to tackle addiction issues; finding out what service provisions are available to support not only individuals but their immediate family and supporters; to celebrate the achievements of those in recovery that will support and challenge the stigma that recovery is achievable.

The website will also serve as a signposting tool to a wide variety of both local and national organisations where up to date resources and toolkits can be located throughout.

Should there be specific information that cannot be located within the website then please do not hesitate to contact us

*Please note North Ayrshire ADP is a strategic group that does not deliver a drug or alcohol service to the public. If you have any immediate concerns and need to access help, please refer to the advice and support section or in the case of an emergency please contact emergency services directly.


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