Substance Use Project

Our Substance Use Project gives support to young people affected by their own, or their parents’ substance use – substances could be drugs or alcohol.

We work in the Portobello/CraigmillarLiberton/Gilmertonand South West areas of Edinburgh.

Young people who are experiencing any difficulties with their own or parents’ substance use can be referred for one-to-one support or group work. Young people can also refer themselves. In addition, we can provide training to workers who want to learn more about how to support young people in this situation.

This project is funded by the Big Lottery FundComic Relief and Lloyds Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI).

Read Zoe’s blog on her experience starting up the substance use project in the South West of the city:

Useful Links

Substance Use:

My Crew – A place where you’ll find impartial drugs information, advice and support.

My Crew also have a great app that allows you to track and make goals about your substance use.


Drinkaware a website to help people make better choices about drinking.

Drinkaware’s app allows you to track your alcohol use, as well as calculate units and calories:

Young Scot – National youth information and citizenship charity.

The Mix – Website and 24-hour support service for young people (under 25) about all topics.