Open Service (Family Support)


Support for adults affected by a loved one's Substance Misuse (Drugs and Alcohol)


Families and friends play a significant role in supporting a loved one who is using or recovering from problematic drug or alcohol misuse.


Chaos often surrounds substance use and can make it difficult for those using to maintain control of their life.


When someone is misusing substances it does not only affect them, it also has a huge impact on the lives of those close to them. This can put a strain on your own lives, your relationships, finances and well being.


You may feel frequently unrecognised, unappreciated, stigmatised and isolated.


We are here to help you.


Our service is dedicated to helping friends and family by providing:


  • Information and support


  • One to one support


  • Family Support Groups


  • Drugs Education


  • Complementary Therapies and Stress Management


  • Family Contracts


If you have been affected by or are worried about someone else's substance misuse then you can refer yourself directly to our Open Service. Just give us a call on 0131 446 4833.


Promoting Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Mid & East Lothian Drugs

© MELD is an independent charity (SCIO) registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC022494 

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