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Our drug and alcohol support service in East Ayrshire

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
  • Support with residential rehabilitation
  • Referral to specialist support services

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.

Our groups are a place for people who are experiencing challenges with drug and alcohol to come together and help each other. They're sometimes known as Mutual Aid Partnership, or MAP, groups.

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

All our groups are free and confidential. You can join for as little or as long as you want. Rather than focusing on how you’re feeling, our support groups are about helping each other find practical ways to deal with life’s challenges. 

The meetings are run by WithYou staff or by experienced volunteers who may have had challenges with alcohol or drugs themselves in the past.

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

Who is our service for?

We can support you if you are:

  • Age 16 and over
  • Living in East Ayrshire

How to access our service

Phone us on: 01563 558777

Visit us at: The Underpass, Kilmarnock Railway Station, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 2AF (View on a map)

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.

Support that's right for you

When it comes to recovery, we know that everyone’s goals are different. Whether it’s making small changes, stopping completely, or finding new ways to stay safe and healthy.

Contact us

Our services are free


We'll never judge


We're here to listen

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A story of hope

Penny Wallace, team leader at WithYou in East Ayrshire, tells us how she was determined to get back in touch with her client Scott* after they lost contact during the pandemic. And how, with the right support, Scott was able to turn his life around.

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