Find ADAPT by calling our Telephone Helpline or by dropping into one of our Recovery Clinics. Our Support Workers can help you work out what you need to do and help you towards the right sources of help.


  • They listen carefully
  • Help you assess your needs and choices
  • Help you find the right service
  • Keep in touch with you afterwards to check that you are getting the help you really need.


“Better than any other service I’ve had. I can be honest and straight to the point. Feel progress.”

“Good advice, the worker knew what she was talking about. Took time to listen and I felt she understood.”

“Felt able to talk about how I was feeling; felt she understood … She listened to me.”

If your needs can be dealt with there and then, your Support Worker will help you with some advice and perhaps the contact details of the best services that may be able to help.

If you are more at risk of harm because of alcohol and drug use, and perhaps have more complex personal, health and social needs, then a more intensive level of help is offered. In this case you can receive a comprehensive assessment of need and a chance to work out an agreed recovery plan that includes your choice of helping services.

Your Support Worker can refer you to a range of specialist alcohol and drug services in Fife that can provide medical/clinical services, psycho-social counselling and rehabilitation services. Also services that deal with accommodation, finance planning and other matters.

So if you are looking for a prescription or a detox then ADAPT can help you. If you need help to resolve the causes of your drinking or drug use, or help to deal with the pressures of life that influences your use, then ADAPT can help you.

ADAPT Counselling is available for those who need support prior to entry into the NHS Addiction Service for an Alcohol detox. It’s also useful if you want help with dealing with mood including Anxiety and Anger Management. Brief counselling is also helpful for binge drinking, many moderate alcohol-related problems, misuse of medications and recreational drug use.

Your Support Worker can also keep in touch with you so you always have someone you can check in with. Someone who knows where you want to go and can check with you that you are ok and safe.

You can opt out of this if you wish.

However if you choose to continue with your Support Worker, he or she can help you engage with your choice of treatment services, and help sort out with any health and social needs that occur along the way, including benefits and accommodation, or Naloxone, or BBV testing.

Sheila's story

Sheila’s situation was very chaotic. At 27 years old, she had been addicted to Crack Cocaine for 9 years. She was also regularly using large amounts of Heroin intravenously. Sheila’s children were in care. She had not seen or had contact with them for more than a year. She was either sleeping rough or on friends’ sofas when she could.

ADAPT provided Sheila with an Assessment of her needs and she was referred to specialist treatment services. Her Support Worker maintained regular contact during the following weeks, offering support and guidance as needed – and helping her when she was at particularly low ebbs. On one occasion, she needed his help to advocate for her with the Benefits Agency. At other times he helped with homelessness services. Sheila’s Support Worker maintained contact during her stabilising period and ensured she was in contact with the right services at the right time.

“I found it very easy to talk with the worker. I was frightened but I felt at ease quickly. I felt positive about the plan and the help offered.”

John's story

John had been a heavy drinker for many years. Difficult early years in a violent household and a later failed marriage had left him with deep, intense emotions of guilt and loss. His use of alcohol made things worse but also it also acted as a form of self-medication.

John received an Assessment and referral to the NHS Addiction Service. He attended ADAPT counselling for help to address his emotional relationship to alcohol and to prepare him for abstinence following detox.

“Fantastic service that shows a way out for the people who think there is no hope. Provides vital counselling service.”