Step 1: Inform and Educate
- ‘Brief Interventions’: short, opportunistic conversations enabling participants to assess the impact of drug use, explore strategies for reducing potential harm and build up confidence to access services; at the Drop-in, or via Outreach events including music festivals.
- Training and capacity building to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs, emerging drug trends and effective strategies to engage.
Step 2: Advice and Care
- Harm reduction advice and one to one brief support sessions in the Drop-in.
- Welfare provision and crisis support at music festivals and club nights.
- Telephone support and advice
- ‘Check It Out’ self-assessment tool and app
Step 3: Therapy and Support
- Person-centred counselling for people using stimulant drugs and people closely affected by another’s drug taking. We work with people to reduce, stabilise or stop their use according to their own goals.
- Complementary therapies which can relieve stress, anxiety, build coping and recovery strategies and promote better sleep.
Step 4: Support Recovery
- Signposting to longer-term support.
- Complimentary therapies which can relieve stress, anxiety, build coping and recovery strategies and promote better sleep.
- Recovery support groups and meetings in Edinburgh.