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Perth & Kinross Alcohol and Drug Partnership

The Perth and Kinross Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a partnership of various bodies including health, social work, police and the voluntary sector. ADP is a strategic organisation committed to working together for the benefit of local people.

The ADP is part of the Community Planning Partnership within Perth & Kinross Council. ADP is accountable to the Scottish Government for the delivery of the ADP strategic delivery plan 2020-23 (PDF) [601KB]  over these three years. An Annual Report (PDF) [343KB]  for 2019/20 has tracked the yearly progress.

Help and Support

There are a range of drug and alcohol services available within Perth and Kinross offering:

  • advice and information;
  • one to one counselling;
  • substitute prescribing;
  • needle exchange services;
  • complimentary services;
  • group work programmes;
  • support for carers and parents;
  • harm reduction.

You can find information on local services in our Directory of Services (PDF) [436KB] . If you are aware of anything in the eDirectory which may need changed or altered contact Liam McLaughlin on 01738 476966. 

There are also a range of national agencies offering advice and support, links to which were available at the bottom of this page.

Child Protection

The Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) supports the work of the Child Protection Committee (CPC) and partner organisations which are involved in child protection.

We are active in several forums which involve Child Protection and have been involved in rolling out Getting Our Priorities Right training.

Parental alcohol and drug use is identified as a priority area within the ADP Strategy.

Domestic Abuse

We also work in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Forum, and the Tayside Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse Project, to look at ways of developing services for people suffering issues around their alcohol and/or drug use and who suffer from domestic abuse.

We are also engaging with children and young people who may have specific needs as a result of their experiences of both domestic abuse and the impact of parental alcohol and substance misuse.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery Groups have started in Perth & Kinross (Self Management and Recovery Training). Smart is a secular group based on scientific research and works to a four-point programme:

  • Building and maintaining motivation.
  • Coping with Urges.
  • Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • Living a balanced life.

We avoid the use of labels, we use self-empowering skills to support the 4-point programme and provide the participants with a "Toolbox" to support them on their recovery journey. Find out more with the local information poster (PDF) [247KB] .

Free SMART Recovery training sessions will be held in May 2017, more information is available on the poster (PDF) [262KB] .

SMART Information (PDF) [40KB]  is available as a summary for professionals.


Naloxone can be used to reverse the effects of an overdose. The Forum is supporting local training on administering Naloxone. You can find out more by visiting the naloxone website (opens new window) and find out more about local training opportunities by contacting Colin Paton via email on

New Psychoactive Substances

A needs assessment (PDF) [1MB] has been compiled for Tayside.

Getting Our Priorities Right (GOPR)

Working jointly, Perth and Kinross Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) and Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC), in partnership with over 200 frontline practitioners and managers from a wide range of public, private and third sector services and agencies across Perth and Kinross, have developed a practioner's guide.

Substance Misuse Profile

The latest profile (PDF) [814KB] of those misusing substances in the local area is now out.

Dry January

Now you have had the parties, try Dry January, give your liver a break and help lose weight.

Posters are available for more information about the units contained in alcoholic drinks (PDF) [845KB] and on how to calculate the number of units in alcoholic drinks (PDF) [673KB] .

My Family & Alcohol

Alcohol Focus Scotland have launched a new website to provide support and advice on how alcohol misuse can affect families and loved ones.

Last modified on 30 March 2023

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