Recovery in Lothian

Welcome to Recovery in Lothian which identifies activities and resources available to people in Lothian who want support to recover from drug and alcohol problems.

These pages aim to provide up to date information on local groups and social activities that people can access whilst in treatment, as well as, support them in the short and long term. It will also provide information for workers within the substance misuse field about good practice, training, local initiatives and useful links.

image of meadows park in EdinburghIt is not an infinite list of opportunities but aims​ to bring together in one place useful information for service users,​ family members and professionals working in the drug and alcohol field within City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

It has been proven that an individual’s success in recovering from drugs and alcohol problems can be much improved if they associate regularly with other people in recovery and/or people free from drug and alcohol misuse. In one study, just adding one sober person to your social network reduced relapse rates by 27%.

For more information on how to start your recovery journey view our recovery map​ and find out what services and activities are available in Lothian.

Last Reviewed: 05/11/2012