Who we are

The Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership is a multi agency group including representation from the NHS, SIC, Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland & the charitable sector that works towards reducing the harmful impact of alcohol and drugs in Shetland.

Who We Are


Find Advice and Help

Our website provides links and contact details for a number of support services for those affected by alcohol and drug use.   See below for the type of support available.

  • Professional help and treatment
  • Help for families & loved ones
  • Support for young people
  • Online sources
  • Connecting to people in recovery
Services and Support

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction focuses on reducing the harm people do to themselves or others through their drug use.  Ways of reducing harm includes –

  • Providing clean and sterile equipment for people who inject drugs and give safer injecting advice
  • Recognising the signs of an overdose
  • Take-Home Naloxone. This is an opioid overdose reversal medication. Naloxone is available to anyone who may be supporting someone at risk of, or likely to witness, an opioid-related overdose
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • Wound care
  • Providing information on alcohol & drug facts
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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards

Thu, 28 Sep 2023

New standards for services providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) came into force in April 2022 and are being implemented across the country.  The implementation of the new standards will transform the treatment and care of people who have a drug problem by making treatment more accessible, providing choice to people in treatment and offering people […]

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The OPEN Project peer research provides valuable results

Thu, 28 Sep 2023

A PIONEERING new study on young people’s attitudes to alcohol and drugs in Shetland has highlighted the wider culture, peer pressure, lack of opportunities and stigma as key factors around substance use –  Peer research on alcohol and drugs culture among young people provides valuable results | Shetland News (shetnews.co.uk)

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Shetland Recovery Hub & Community Network

Mon, 30 May 2022

The Shetland Recovery Hub & Community Network provides a drop-in service and one to one support for people who are experiencing problems due to alcohol or substance use, along with support to families and loved ones. The Hub offers people access to a range of different services all under one roof. These include financial, housing. […]