Welcome to MELD

Mid and East Lothian Drugs

We provide locally accessible, confidential and non-judgemental services to promote recovery and reduce substance misuse-related harm to individuals, families and the wider community across Midlothian and East Lothian.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As of 17th May we have resumed face to face appointments and some of our group work. We are also able to provide support remotely by phone and video call. For any queries please call: 07843339958.

 

CORE SERVICE

Our Core Service offers one to one support, advice and information for people with substance misuse problems.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

We also provide a range of services to reduce substance misuse-related harm such as support for families and loved ones, Needle Exchange service and other online resources.

Our Core Service

MELD operates a one to one counselling skills based recovery service offering support, information and advice to anyone with a substance misuse issue.

Anyone can refer themselves to the Core Service by attending one of the Gateway to Recovery Clinics operating across Midlothian and East Lothian. They will then be offered regular one to one appointments with a Substance Misuse Worker.

Anyone with a substance misuse issue can refer themselves

Recovery service offering support, information and advice

Confidential one to one appointments

Ongoing support and monitoring

One to One Recovery Service

MELD operates a one to one counselling skills based recovery service offering support, information and advice to anyone with a substance misuse issue.

Peer Support Service

We  offer one-to-one support in the community from a Peer Support Worker with a lived experience of substance misuse problems.

Friends & Family Support

Support for families and friends of a loved one who is using or recovering from problematic drug or alcohol misuse.

Online Help & Resources

Our website offers lots of information and guides for those looking for help and advice as well as links to useful organisations we work with.

Introduction to our Peer Support Services

Click below to visit our Peer Support page for more details about this service.

Got any questions about our services? Here are our most asked questions.

Is your service really confidential?

Yes, it is a confidential service. MELD’s confidentiality policy will be explained, in full, at the first meeting.

Do I need to see my GP or can I refer myself?

Anyone can refer themselves to the Core Service by attending one of the Gateway to Recovery Clinics operating across Midlothian and East Lothian. They will then be offered regular one to one appointments with a Substance Misuse Worker.

Do you offer a needle exchange facility?

We provide clean injecting equipment, the safe disposal of used needles and information and advice on safer injecting.

I've got a loved one who needs help?

Our Open Support service offers family support for adults affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol Misuse.

Can I access your services with Coronavirus restrictions?

We are still open and able to provide support remotely by phone and video call. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, face to face appointments, Gateway to Recovery clinics and groupwork are suspended.

​Are you or a loved one affected by a substance misuse?

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MELD (Midlothian)

Number 11, 11 St. Andrew Street, Dalkeith EH22 1AL

​Tel: 07843 339 958

Email: office@meld-drugs.org.uk

MELD (East Lothian)

The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AB

​Tel: 07843 339 958

Email: office@meld-drugs.org.uk

MELD receives funding from Midlothian & East Lothian Drugs And Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP) and Midlothian Council. 
​© MELD is an independent charity (SCIO) registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC022494.