Where To Get Help
The easiest way to get help in Midlothian and East Lothian is to attend one of the Gateways to Recovery Clinics. The Gateway to Recovery Clinics can be accessed at the following locations and times:
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 our Gateways To Recovery Drop In Clinics have been suspended, please contact Services on the following Numbers:
East Lothian Substance Misuse Service: 0131 446 4853
Midlothian Substance Misuse Service: 0131 660 6822
Mid and East Lothian Drugs (MELD): 07843 339 958
MONDAY 10am – 1pm
East Lothian Community Hospital
Out Patients Department
Hospital Road, Haddington
TUESDAY 11am – 4pm
St Andrew Street
THURSDAY 11am – 4pm
The Esk Centre
FRIDAY 9.30am – 12.30pm
East Field Health Centre
Logan Lea Centre
Eastfield Road, Penicuik
The Clinics offer a single point of access, where you will receive an assessment and triage process for all drug and alcohol services in the area.
There are other services in Midlothian and East Lothian that offer drug and alcohol counselling and psychological therapy services. All services can be offered at the Gateway Clinics.
All services and how to refer can be found in the MELDAP service directory printable version HERE and the web view version HERE.
Mutual Aid Groups
There are three separate organisations with similar approaches. The groups are fully self-supporting through contributions. They are not connected with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. Your anonymity is carefully protected with in all the groups. Anyone with a relevant problem may join, regardless of age, race, sexually identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. There is a good description of what it is like to use these groups at: (Click on each to visit their website)
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harming and so on.
SMART Recovery teaches self-reliance and provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions.
The SMART Recovery site offers a really good video and introduction and all of the SMART tools are available, to visit it, click here: www.smartrecovery.org.uk
9.30am – Starfish Café, Musselburgh
2.30pm – North Berwick Community Centre
No 11, St Andrew Street
Everybody can reach crisis point in their lives, if you find yourself in this place, please know you are not alone. There are many services/organisations out there that can help. In Midlothian and East Lothian we don’t think anyone in our communities should have to face going hungry. People can find out about their local foodbanks by clicking on the links below:
We're Here To Help!
MELDAP, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh EH21 6AF
MON-FRI: 9am - 5pm
0131 653 5162