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Drug and alcohol support in Argyll and Bute

You’ll find a warm welcome and free, non-judgmental support and advice from the WithYou team.

We want you to feel safe and comfortable when seeking support, and your privacy is really important to us. Everything you tell us, whether in person or online, is confidential. The only time this might change is if we have serious concerns about your own or someone else’s safety.

  • 1:1 support
  • Support groups
  • Support for family and friends
  • Needle and syringe services
  • Support to access residential rehabilitation services
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How we can help

Whatever it is that you want to achieve, we’ll support you to get there - and we’ll be WithYou every step of the way.

We offer one-to-one drug and alcohol support at our service, online and in the community. This involves meeting one of our recovery workers regularly to discuss what's happening in your life. 

This could range from a single session to a more structured, longer-term series of meetings, depending on your needs.

We'll be as flexible as possible with where and when these sessions take place, to fit around your commitments. 

We understand that substance use can impact all areas of your life so we take a holistic approach. We'll also look at any potential contributing factors such as housing, finances, relationships and employment. This wrap around approach helps you to better understand your drug use, allowing you to take greater control.

We know that group work is a great way to make positive steps in recovery.

Our support groups are a place for people who are experiencing challenges with drug and alcohol to come together and help each other.

All our groups are free and confidential, and sessions are run by WithYou staff.

As a family member or friend of someone using drugs and alcohol, you may not know where to turn. Please be reassured, there’s support available to help you navigate this challenging situation.

We offer specific support for people who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use.

We can provide injecting equipment to help keep you safe. Here you can:

  • pick up free needles and barrels

  • return used equipment

  • pick up naloxone kits 

  • click and collect the equipment you need

You don't need an appointment. You can just walk in and get what you need. If you're not close to one of our offices, we can arrange to get equipment to you.

Alongside providing you with new equipment, our staff will be able to talk you through the different equipment options available to you and give you a demonstration on safer injecting techniques.

They are also happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss ways to help you stay safe. 

We can offer support to help people as they prepare for residential rehabilitation, during their stay, and after leaving a residential rehabilitation service.

I had a desire to change my ways for the first time. I realised, 'I can still do this. It's not too late'. And I put my hand out for help. - David, Argyll and Bute

Get in touch

Book your first appointment

Dunoon office

Address: Ballochyle House, Kirk Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DP 

Oban office

Address: Boswell House, Muir Street, 1st floor, Argyll Square, Oban PA34 7JJ 

Helensburgh office

Call: 01436 640216

Address: 17a East King Street, Helensburgh, G84 7QQ 

If you have a disability, are neurodiverse or English is not your first language, please let us know when you get in touch. We make our services as accessible as we can and we'll work out the best way to support you.