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

No 11
St Andrew Street

THURSDAY 11am – 4pm

The Esk Centre
Ladywell Way

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 Recovery


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



Local Meetings:


9.30am – Starfish Café, Musselburgh

2.30pm – North Berwick Community Centre



No 11, St Andrew Street




Horizons Café


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:

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