New Glasgow Alcohol and Drugs Advocacy Service

Published: | Alcohol, Drugs

We all need an advocate at some times in our lives. It helps to have someone around to make a difficult phone call, someone who can help write a letter or someone to go with you to a difficult meeting.

A new advocacy service to help people in Glasgow having problems related to alcohol and drugs was launched on Tues 26 March. The Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) fully supported the successful application by The Advocacy Project to the Scottish Government National Development Fund.

The Advocacy Project will deliver advocacy services to people with alcohol or drug issues for an initial two year period. This is the first advocacy service for this client group in Glasgow city.  It builds on a successful model from mental health services in Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

If you are having problems related to alcohol and drugs and unsure what support is available Glasgow Alcohol and Drugs Advocacy Service can help. The service can give you information on support and your rights, assist you to work with other services and support you at meetings.

Speaking at the launch, Stevie Lydon, Strategy Co-ordinator for the ADP said: “This new service will help many people access independent professional advocacy support in their time of need. This is a very welcome addition to existing alcohol and drug recovery services.”

You can contact the Advocacy Project by phone on 0141 420 0961, Email enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk. www.theadvocacyproject.org.uk