Referral for Alcohol Counselling

There are essentially 4 referral routes for patients/clients.

Upon receipt of referral FASS will contact the patient with information about Alcohol Counselling and details of the first appointment. FASS arranges 99% of appointments within 21 days. Most within 14 days.


The client telephones FASS on 01592 206200 following advice of Health & Social Care Worker. Alternatively, the Health & Social Care Worker may prefer to make this call.

If we are not available, a telephone answering service will operate. If you leave your name and number, we will return your call as soon as we can.

Referral Form

The client is referred to FASS using a FASS Referral Form, a Practice Referral Form or by letter. Please use this method if you need to provide background information about the referral or require liaison with FASS.

A FASS Referral Form in pdf format can be found in the sidebar or downloaded here. Please mail completed forms to:

Fife Alcohol Support Service
24 Hill Street

ADAPT Recovery Clinic

The client is directed to a FASS ADAPT Recovery Clinic for Triage Assessment of Alcohol and/or Drug use. During Triage, the patient can request referral through to FASS Alcohol Counselling. This is often combined with onward referral to the Addiction Service for Alcohol Detoxification.

For availability of Recovery Clinics refer to the ADAPT Locations page here, or telephone 01592 321321.


The client may be referred to FASS through FORT (if available to your service). Fife Online Referral & Tracking is used by more than 100 services and agencies.

Referral for EMDR

If you wish to refer your client to our EMDR Trauma Service please telephone our office on 01592 206200.
Alternatively you can write to us at:
Fife Alcohol Support Service
24 Hill Street

Please note, the EMDR service has limited capacity.

Related downloads

Social Care Referral Form