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We've updated our Recovery Clinics

Please see below our updated Recovery Clubs for our FASS Adapt service. 


We are Recruiting a Head of Service!

Employer Fife Alcohol Support Service

Post Head of Service

 Location Kirkcaldy, Fife

 Salary Circa.  £50,000.


Closing date Mid-day  12.00 pm 15th April 2024


CVs to John Hamilton Chair

Fife Alcohol Support Service

24 Hill Street


Fife KY1 1HX



Interviews will be held between 23-25th April 2024 

Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) is Fife’s main third sector alcohol and substance misuse charity. FASS has been working on the frontline, supporting people through their issues with misuse and on to better lives for over 40 years now. Our many services range from therapeutic counselling to practical support, and we help individuals, their families and communities Fife-wide.

As our chosen candidate, you will extend this ethos of enablement throughout our dedicated teams. The organisation has evolved rapidly in recent years and we are now looking to consolidate and expand strengths across our range of services. With experience and a working knowledge of alcohol and drug services, on appointment, you will have the unique opportunity of taking FASS to its next stage of its development.

You will be a dynamic individual—a visionary and great communicator. As our overall Head of Service, you will be a strategist, innovator and rational decision-maker, keen to embrace change. You will have excellent planning, analytical and negotiation skills and will steer the dedicated staff teams by example, creating an enhanced culture of collaboration and support. You will also understand the importance of a strong brand, both externally and internally, and work towards its creation.

As an experienced and effective leader, you will have sound knowledge of financial management, HR, IT and communications management and systems.

In return you will experience first-hand how FASS, under your leadership, will help people transform their lives.


Fast Forward 2 – Easy Exit

Due to the outstanding success of our Fast Forward group, we would like to introduce our next chapter – Easy Exit.

So, I hear you say what are these two groups, and what is the difference between them?

FAST FORWARD will remain in its current state of play. Client attending should meet the following criteria:

  • Clients moving towards ending their counselling sessions.
  • Clients who have achieved or working towards their goals of controlled drinking or abstinence.
  • Clients who find endings difficult.

What do we do at FAST FORWARD?

  • A dedicated 8-week therapeutic programme looking at lapse/relapse.
  • Tools workshops where we discuss various tools the clients can use to help prevent lapse.
  • Building a sense of common experiences, albeit different stories, examining the similarity of addictions.
  • Identifying and exploring triggers, coping strategies and group resilience building.


This group offers peer support at the end of the 8-week Fast Forward programme, ran on a drop-in basis should clients want to attend. It is a perfect fit for those who have completed the FF programme of 8 weeks, or any clients who you feel have attained their goal of abstinence. The group is primarily around maintenance and ensuring individuals have somewhere to go to talk about any struggles they may be experiencing, share good practice and self-care tips.

As the name suggests it is intended to be a pathway towards exiting the use of the FASS/ADAPT service without the pressure of a countdown to the end of FF groupwork.

What do we do at EASY EXIT?

  • Primarily a maintenance group aimed at people exiting Fast Forward.
  • Client who has been abstinent consistently, yet still struggle to exit the therapy setting.
  • Peer support work, working in an environment that nurtures responsibility, autonomy, and sustainable abstinence.
  • A group which encourages the forming and bonding of peer support into friendships and mutual support.
  • Reducing feelings of feeling “alone” and isolated.

Please contact us for more information and find out more about referral pathways.

ASIST Training

Another 21 ASIST trained caregivers trained by the fantastic FASS Training team.

Contact: to discuss your training requirements or to find out what bespoke training we can offer…

Training Includes:


- Scottish Mental Health First Aid

- Alcohol/Drugs Brief Interventions

- Know The Script (Drug awareness sessions)


ASIST Training

Signed Accounts to 31st March 2023

We are pleased to share our Signed Accounts to 31st March 2023. Please click 'download attached file' to view.

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