Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP)

Renfrewshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP) is a strategic partnership consisting of Renfrewshire HSCP, Renfrewshire Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Services, Scottish Prison Service and the voluntary sector which has responsibility for addressing alcohol and drug issues in local communities.

The below information is a service guide of ADP partners for people affected by alcohol and drugs in Renfrewshire.

Taking drugs is never without risk, if you choose to use please be careful.

  • Avoid mixing - the risk of overdose is higher.
  • Purity and effects of street drugs can be unpredictable.
  • Alcohol and drugs can stay in your body for a long time.
  • Tolerance can be lost quickly, increasing risk of overdose or harm.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service

Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service provides a range of treatment and care options for individuals who are affected by their own or someone else's alcohol and/or drug use.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199 (option 2)


CIRCLE - Recovery Hub

A unique mental health, alcohol and drugs service, developed to provide enhanced support to local people who are on a recovery journey.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199 (option 2 then 4)



HaRRT (Harm Reduction Response Team)

he Harm Reduction Response Team engage with people affected by alcohol and drugs on an outreach basis, who are not accessing care and treatment services. HaRRT operate from a mobile unit and can provide a variety of harm reduction services.

Telephone: 0141 314 4364 (text 07977 584328)



FIRST Crisis

FIRST Crisis is an out of hours crisis service which provides short term support to anyone in Renfrewshire aged 16 or over who is experiencing a crisis in their mental health and/or alcohol and drug use.

Telephone: 0800 221 8929 (freephone) - Available, Mon-Fri 9am - 8pm | Sat - Sun 9pm - 5pm


Street Connect

Supports people who are struggling with addiction. The service runs a drop-in café in Paisley, offers one-to-one support and access to weekly recovery groups. The service also provides advocacy and supported referrals for housing, criminal justice, benefits and residential rehab.

Telephone: 0141 237 5859



Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Helpline for anyone who has a concern about someone else's alcohol or drug use. Access family support information, bereavement support and naloxone supply.

Telephone: 08080 10 10 11

Website:  (webchat available)

RCA Trust

Advice, information, education and counselling support for alcohol, drugs and gambling.

Telephone: 0141 887 0880



You First Advocacy

A registered charity based in Paisley. They are independent of health and social care services. The service provides a free, confidential advocacy service for adults within Renfrewshire who are receiving health and social care services.

Telephone: 0141 849 1229

Address: 47 Causeyside Street, Paisley, PA1 1Y


Barnardo's Family Support Recovery Service

Understands and recognises the importance of support being available for family members who are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. The service offers one-to-one support and a variety of group sessions.

Telephone: 07715633809


Kickin' On

A mental health and addictions peer support group. They aim to bring people together in a safe environment and combine exercise and talking groups to allow people the opportunity to share their experience and make connections.




Work with young people aged 12-20 who have issues with substance use. Their aim is to support and help young people to make safer choices by sharing information about the risks of substance use. Referrals are welcome by phone or in person from the individual, family, school, GP, or any other agency.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199 (option 2)

Youth Interventions

A multi-disciplinary team of professionals who specialise in the mental/emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11-25, and their families. Individuals are invited to participate in group sessions, activities and one to one support.

Telephone: 0779 995 2937



Kairos Women+

A community-led women's organisation based in Renfrewshire. They value the strengths and lived experience of women+ , recognising the influence they have in their own lives and the lives of others. Participants are invited to join in on the activities, training, workshops and events which take place at their premises in Paisley.

Telephone: 0141 3785078


WhatsApp: 07716 950857



Naloxone is a first aid medication that can help in a potentially fatal opiate overdose. If you or someone you know uses opiates, including heroin and methadone, make sure you have a naloxone kit available.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service: 0300 300 1199 (option 2)

HaRRT : 0141 314 4364 (text 07977 584328)

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs :

What to do in the event of an overdose?

If someone becomes unwell or unresponsive and you suspect an overdose:

• Always call 999

• If safe to do so, don't leave the person until an ambulance arrives

• If you have Naloxone, use it if you think they have used opiates e.g. methadone, heroin.

Useful Telephone Numbers


Emergency Social Work - 0300 343 1505                                                 

Housing emergency - 0800 121 4466

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177 650

Narcotics Anonymous - 0300 999 1212

Cocaine Anonymous - 0141 959 6363

Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87

Samaritans Scotland - 116 123

NHS24 - 111

First Crisis - 0800 221 8929

Contact information

You can contact the Renfrewshire ADP directly via email on or on our social media channels X (formely known as Twitter) @RenfrewshireADP or on our 'Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership' Facebook page.


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