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Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP)

What is it?

Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a multi-agency group tasked by the Scottish Government with tackling alcohol and drug issues through partnership working.  Organisational membership includes Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Community Safety Glasgow, Voluntary Sector Alcohol and Drug Agencies and others.  The ADP Strategic Group is chaired by the Chief Planning Officer of the Health and Social Care Partnership; it's membership includes three people with 'lived experience' and two family/ carer representatives.

The ADP Strategic Group is supported by an ADP Executive Group and has five themed sub groups:

  • Alcohol and Drug Death Prevention sub group
  • City, Alcohol Licensing and Drug sub group
  • Children and Young People sub group
  • Prevention and Education sub group
  • Recovery sub group

The ADP fulfils the formal role of a Strategic Planning Group of the Health and Social Care Partnership.

Where can I read the Strategy for the ADP?

The Scottish Government request a new strategic plan from the ADP every three years - this is the pdf icon Glasgow City ADP Strategy 2020-23 [197kb].

The vision of our strategy is for the individuals, families and communities of Glasgow to live free from the harms of alcohol and drugs, to be treated with dignity and respect, able to easily access the support and recovery they seek.

The delivery of the strategic priorities is monitored through an evolving delivery plan.

Where can I read the minutes for the ADP?

Minutes of ADP Strategic Group

word icon July 2019 [2Mb]

word icon May 2019 [2Mb]

word icon March 2019 [2Mb]

word icon January 2019 [225kb]

Reference Group

The voices of people with lived and living experience of drug and alcohol use are essential in the Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP).  

Glasgow City ADP is establishing a lived and living experience reference group from across the city which includes families and carers.  

People with lived and / or living experience and their families tell us that they sometimes feel uncomfortable attending formal meetings.  The current use of digital platforms and the experience of attending meetings can be daunting and are barriers to engagement with the ADP.  In order to break down these barriers we  are establishing a reference group - which could be referred to as a 'lived and living experience panel', formed from representatives from Glasgow's Recovery Communities and Family Support Groups.  At introductory meetings we have talked through and broken down the detail of the ADP Strategic Group agenda and papers, to gather thoughts and opinions of our reference group prior to the meeting taking place.  Nominated lived experience representatives are always invited to attend ADP Strategic meetings (as well as many other sub groups), but the reference group will allow wider understanding and discussion, facilitated by the ADP support team, to give confidence to those whose voices must be listened to and build support and confidence in attending meetings.  Now that we can do so, our reference group meets 'in person' rather than using the digital technology of online meetings and allows us to further reduce any barriers to engaging with the ADP.  

The reference group have many questions and comments to make about everything to do with alcohol and drugs in the city. This includes residential service provision, Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (GADRS), care management, caseloads and frontline staff understanding of recovery. The notes from the meetings will be fed directly to the Senior Management Team of GADRS and the ADP. As the group becomes more established and agrees its terms of reference, it will agree on its membership and priorities for the future. 

How to access Residential Services in Glasgow City

Anyone in Glasgow City needing support with an alcohol or drug problem can access a wide range of Residential options which best support their individual recovery journey through the Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (GADRS). You can self-refer to GADRS via phone or in-person.

  • North West ADRS, Woodside Health & Care Centre, 891 Garscube Road, G5 9AB. Phone 0141 201 5500
  • North East ADRS, 871 Springfield Road, G31 4HZ. Phone 0141 565 0200
  • South ADRS, Gorbals Health Centre. 2 Sandiefield Road G5 9AB. Phone 0141 420 8100

"pdf icon How to access Residential Services in Glasgow City [115kb]" provides further information on support available.

Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak

For more information / help on alcohol or drug use during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can find information at:

National Mission Funding Opportunities

The Scottish Government announced a national mission to reduce drug related deaths and harms in January 2021.  This is supported by a series of financial measures to  increase support for drug service resources, including organisations which deliver services that lead to fast and appropriate access to treatment. Applications for funds will be administered by the CORRA Foundation with their own application forms and deadlines. pdf icon National Mission Funds - Glasgow ADP [193kb].

Applications for the Improvement and Children and Families Funds need to include a letter of support from their local ADP.

Medicated Assisted Treatment Implementation Plan

Scottish Government has requested a word icon Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Implementation Plan [983kb] to update on the progress across our services in the city.

The ADP Lived and Living Experience (LLE) reference group have also developed a briefing explaining what the pdf icon MAT standards mean for Glasgow City service users [129kb].

(Please note that the MAT Implementation Plan may not be accessible. If you require an accessible copy, please email:

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