It just might save a Life

ADAPT KY8 COMMUNITY GROUP

FASS’ ADAPT Substance Recovery Service is opening a new community hub in Methil that will offer Help & Support for individuals or family members affected by Substance Misuse.

The hub will open on the 11th March in the Fisher Street Community Centre and will be open every Friday from 11am until 2pm. No appointment is needed, you can simply drop in for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

Dave Dempster, ADAPT's Manager stated:

“We are very aware of the number of high-risk Near Fatal overdose and Drug related deaths occurring in the community. Our friendly community hub will help us attract and engage with those in the Methil area who are in urgent need of support.”

Dave went on to discuss the reason for starting the new service:

“In the Methil area alone there have been 22 drug related deaths in each of the past 3 years. Each one is a is a deeply sad personal tragedy, but we should also remember that each one also impacts on average 52 other people, all those family and friends of the deceased loved one.

There are also many incidents of Near Fatal Overdose occurring. Last year ADAPT followed up Scottish Ambulance Service call outs by attending to 114 individuals in Levenmouth, some of whom had experienced multiple overdoses of opiates and other drugs.”

The new hub will offer people a place where they can talk informally with one of ADAPT’s support workers and receive advice and support for their own or another’s substance misuse. The hub will also offer ADAPT’s full range of help including triage and referral services, interactive community engagement, and Naloxone training and supply.

Dave concluded by stating:

“If you’re having a problem with drugs, why not meet us in the new hub. It might just save a life.”

You can download a Poster about the Hub here.

ADAPT can also be reached on 01592 321321

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