New alcohol and drug services directory launched

The Outer Hebrides Alcohol and Drug Partnership (OHADP) has launched a new Recovery Support Services Directory. It contains information on local and national services available through all stages of an individual’s recovery journey, including assessment, treatment, support, advice and information on alcohol and drugs. The Directory is available online at and paper copies of the directory will also be available, as well as discreet pocket-sized cards from a variety of locations including local authority, NHS and third sector services. An e-version of the directory on the OHADP website will be regularly updated. For those who have a QR barcode reader app on their mobile phone, they can be linked to the website by scanning the QR code displayed on the back cover of either the directory or the pocket cards.

The Directory brings all the information about alcohol and drug services together in one place and will assist the whole community to be better informed about service availability. It will also provide service users with information about service providers and assist anyone who may be concerned about someone else’s substance use.

Mustapha Hocine, OHADP Coordinator, said “I am pleased that we have produced this valuable resource. It came about following extensive community consultation involving service users and stakeholders, which identified the need for an easy access and informative directory. Service providers and service users told us that a service directory would be a welcome additional tool for people looking for information on the services available and how to access them.”

The OHADP is made up of a range of partner organisations and stakeholders including NHS Western Isles, CnES, Police Scotland, Third Sector and community representatives. They aspire to create a healthy community where the problems of substance use are prevented and reduced. This includes tackling the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs, promoting sustained recovery and delivering better outcomes for everyone affected.

For further information about the Outer Hebrides Alcohol and Drug Partnership, or if you would like a copy of the directory contact or telephone: Lewis & Harris office – 01851 762022 or Uist & Barra office – 01870 602588.

Pictured: Members of the Outer Hebrides Alcohol & Drug Partnership Committee and Support Team.  L-R: Mustapha Hocine, OHADP Coordinator; Michael Stewart, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; Dr Maggie Watts, OHADP Vice Chair, NHS Western Isles; Chief Inspector Ian Graham, Police Scotland; Mairi Macneil, Department of Work & Pensions; Donnie Mackenzie, NHS Western Isles; Kathy Jennings, NHS Western Isles; Angela Grant, OHADP Substance Misuse Development Officer; Mary Macinnes, Community Representative; Donna Morrison, OHADP Administrator.


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