PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
Are you affected by alcohol and drug use, either personally, through a friend or family member or in your community?
A drop-in session will be held at Saltcoats Town Hall on Wednesday, March 18, where you can find out more about the various types of help and support available in North Ayrshire.
The session, organised by North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, will run from 4pm to 8pm.
Come along, enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit, and have a confidential chat with representatives from a number of organisations, including North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Service (NADARS), Turning Point Scotland, Ward 5 at Woodland View, Cocaine Anonymous Scotland, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, and the NHS Prevention and Service Support Team.
As well as finding about about local services, training on the use of the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone will also be available, as well as dry blood spot testing.
Councillor Robert Foster, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “This event is the first in a series of drop-in sessions across North Ayrshire, and we hope that members of the community will come along and learn all about the various types of support available to those who are in recovery or looking to take those first steps towards recovery.
“While there are no quick and easy solutions when it comes to preventing the tragic reality of drug and alcohol-related deaths, it is crucial that people know who to turn to when they need help, or where to direct a friend, loved-one or neighbour if they need support.”