WLDAS offers a range of services
for clients, their partners, families and friends including:
Our qualified staff team offers support and counselling to individuals, family members and carers who are affected by the use of alcohol and drugs in the West Lothian area.
Our Counsellors see people by appointment only. The first meeting with a counsellor will be for an initial assessment which will help us to identify what you are looking for and if we are the right service for you.
We work with a wide range of agencies and may need to share information with consent to offer the best possible support package to our clients.
Files are kept on all our clients and brief notes are maintained about each counselling session. Clients of the service have the right to see the information kept on record.
The information given remains confidential within our Counselling Team. As professional workers we are bound by legislation and policy which means that if we are concerned that clients may harm themselves or others, including children, we would pass this concern on to the relevant agencies.
WLDAS offers a comprehensive service to family members in their own right.
We provide groupwork, one to one support and information and advice for those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse. For more information about our Family Recovery Service, running in partnership with Circle, click here.
Drug and alcohol misuse can be extremely destructive to families as they are usually the main carers of drug and alcohol misusers. Through one to one intensive support this service explains the nature of addiction and the destructive behaviours associated with the drug or alcohol use. This empowers families to make more informed decisions and allows them to be more sympathetic and more effectively support the user.
It can be difficult to understand or accept that someone close is drinking to excess or taking drugs. This service brings together family members who are in the same circumstances to share their experiences and gain extra support from each other.
We also offer relaxation therapies.
The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7pm in St John’s Hospital, Howden, Livingston.
No appointments are necessary and one of our friendly, understanding staff is there to meet new members. Contact Tricia Moran on 07795 200263 and she will meet you before the meeting starts.
Moving On Service
This service has now ceased. For services to offenders and vulnerable adults aged over 25 years who are experiencing problems due to their drug and alcohol use please contact Change Grow Live (CGL) – www.changegrowlive.org.
Community Rehab and Mentoring Service:
This part of the service offers an integrated personal support programme to enable those affected by substance misuse to achieve and sustain recovery, to better integrate into their local communities, and to develop the skills for good citizenship, thus enabling them to become active and contributing members of society. Community Rehab undertakes:
• Individually tailored action plan for each client, working closely with referrers;
• 1:1 support with attention given to health, personal and social development;
• Needs led guidance, support and advocacy;
• Practical assistance in accessing services, education, employment and opportunities for volunteering.
Our Cannabis app which calculates your useage and provides useful tips and advice is now available as a Web App find out more here.
We understand that some people become dependent on cannabis with many smoking cannabis with nicotine. We provide support for people of all ages affected by cannabis use.
We are the only service in Scotland to have a full time worker who specialises in working with people who find it difficult to quit smoking cannabis.
WLDAS aims to provide a high quality service to all our clients. We subscribe to COSCA’s Code of Ethics.
We welcome constructive ideas, comments and complaints as they help us improve our service.