Recovery Events

This section lists events in 3 categories:- Social, Support Groups and Training. If you would like to list an event here email the details to: and advise which category - social, support or training.


See below details about:

                                            SERENITY CAFE - Edinburgh

                                            SOLACE RECOVERY CAFE - South West Edinburgh

                                            STARFISH RECOVERY CAFE - Musselburgh

                                            STARFISH COMMUNITY COOK CLUB - Musselburgh

                                            HORIZONS Recovery Cafe - Dalkeith

Social Activities at The Serenity Cafe. 8 Jackson's Entry EH8 8PJ Tel: 0131 556 8765
The cafe is open 7 days / 365 although at certain holiday times opening hours may vary a little. Christmas Bookings now being taken.

Book your CHRISTMAS "DO" at COMAS - good value and for a good cause. Meals are available at the Serenity Cafe ( alcohol free) or at the Story Cafe which has a license and is ready to rock!

The Posh Meal is £12 and the Traditional one is £8.

Book now! - email or ring 0131 556 8765 to discuss.

Christmas meals will be served from 18th November in:

The Serenity Cafe: 7 days a week afternoon and evenings during the festive period OR

The Story Cafe ( on the Royal Mile) weekday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Our Christmas Lunch for community members is on Christmas Day again this year 12 - 4pm. for referrals ( recovery/recovering sober lunch).

They are open every day through Christmas and New Year.

Serenity Hogmany will bring in the bells again with a family friendly bach 7.30pm to 1pm, for group bookings email


Lastly, CLUB NIGHTS CLUB NIGHTS are the last Friday of every month. Come along to one of our new LIVE MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTS. Drug and alcohol free entertainment families welcome.
Cafe open from 7pm for supper. Music/other usually starts at 8pm till late.
Tickets unwaged £4 or waged £6 ( kids go free)

NEW SUMMER PROGRAMME - contact the SERENITY CAFE for the latest information. Telephone 0131 556 8765
SELF COACHING  enquire at the Serenity Cafe

Support Groups at The Serenity Cafe

Cocaine Anonymous , Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Anonymous, CODA, SMART, Women's Cocaine Anonymous and a number of activity and art sessions

 Please go to the SUPPORT GROUPS & MEETINGS page for links to the full list of AA, CA & NA meetings.

Meanwhile the FULL weekly programme is as below.

Normal Weekly Programme

  • Gym Club 2pm
  • The Cheyne Gang Singing Group  2pm - 4pm. (For COPD or lung conditions)
  • Beginners Yoga 6pm - 7.30pm

  • Running Club (5Km) must have reasonable fitness level to join. 5pm 
  • Reiki 12.30 - 3pm
  • Cocaine Anonymous meeting 1pm - 2pm
  • Cocaine Anonymous 6pm - 7pm
  • Families Anonymous meeting 7.30pm - 9pm
  • CODA 6pm - 7pm
  • SMART Recovery Group 7pm - 8pm/8.30pm
  • Gym Club 9.30am
  • Arts & Crafts 2pm - 5pm.
  • LAST FRIDAY of every month Live Music Night, 7pm for supper. Tickets unwaged £4, waged £6 ( kids go free)
  • Women's Cocaine Anonymous Meeting 5.30pm weekly. 
  • Cocaine Anonymous 8pm - 9.30pm


  • Polish Alcoholics Anonymous 10am - 1pm.

Copyright © Comas 2013 All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
8 Jackson's Entry EH8 8PJ Tel: 0131 556 8765  


Find out about the new recovery groups each week including acupuncture, women's group, prepare and social activities.

Join them on launch day Thursday 26th October 12noon to 2pm at GDS Church, 190 -192 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH14 2NX

STARFISH RECOVERY CAFE - every Friday, 11am - 2pm, St Michael's Church Hall, 21A Dalrymple Loan, MUSSELBURGH.

Come in and join the cafe for a yummy selection of hot and cold food, home-made soups, teas, coffees and cold drinks, home baking and much, much more. All at reasonable prices. The cafe is open to all for both sit-in and take-aways.

Contact:        Recovery Cafe Worker Nicola Keicher


                Telephone  0131 660 3566


NEW STARFISH COMMUNITY COOK CLUB - learn cookery skills by helping to prepare a 2 course meal or come along just for the food and a blether with others.  This club meets every Wednesday 11am to 1pm at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 17a Newbigging Musselburgh EH21 7AJ. This is  a joint venture initiative between STARFISH RECOVERY CAFE and the CYRENIANS. It runs every week, no need to sign up just come along. 


Phone 0131 554 3900        Website:


NEW HORIZONS RECOVERY CAFE - Dalkeith Baptist Church, 8 N Wynd, Dalkeith, EH22 1JE. The cafe is open every Friday 10am - 3pm. It is the first Recovery Cafe in MIdlothian, it is a safe, clean, sober and recovery focussed environment that all people of a similar mind are welcome to come. The cafe is run and operated by people in recovery or affected by addiction. A programme of upcoming events is listed below:

10.30am - 12 noon SMART Recovery Meeting

10am - 12 noon Cafe open for cuppas and rolls

12 noon - 3pm cafe open for hot food

1pm  Acupuncture

1pm Kiddie Crafts


Information to be available soon about a new Recovery Cafe in Linlithgow.

A Training Course for FAMILY MEMBERS or FRIENDS who are concerned about the drink or drug behaviour of someone else.

Are you worried about someone's drinking or drug use?

These courses are offered through a partnership between Lothian Alcohol Problems Service and VOCAL Family Support Service.Open to family members or friends who are concerned about the drink or drug behaviour of someone else. The coursees usually run on 3 consecutive Courses run at regular intervals usually on a Tuesday evening from 6.30pm – 8pm at VOCAL Carers Centre 8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW. PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE DATES.

Topics covered include Addiction and the family, Coping techniques, Effect on brain and body, Support options

Interested? For further information and to book at a forthcoming course please contact:

VOCAL   Tel: 0131 622 6262

Email :

For more information visit or contact one of the RECOVERY HUBS mentioned below:

WEEKLY FAMILY SUPPORT ADDICTION SURGERIES available at 4 Recovery Hubs in Edinburgh.
These surgeries provide support for famly members and friends affected by someone else's addiction. Appointments avilable at your local recovery hub.

To make an appointment please contact your local recovery hub directly or get in touch with the VOCAL Family Support Addictions Team Tel 0131 622 6262 or email


GO TO the TRAINING Page to see more training opportunities.

Last Reviewed: 31/10/2017