Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA) provides a range of services for people who use drugs and alcohol, and their families and friends. We also offer services for those in recovery from drug and alcohol use. Read more


Lives Worth Remembering

On Wednesday 5th April the Lord Provost, George Adam attended an event to mark the completion of the “Lives Worth Remembering” planter on Carmelite Street.

A number of friends and family who have lost loved ones through addiction attended the event, along with members from Substance Bereavement Support Aberdeen, other supporters of the project and volunteers from the ADA Gardening group who chose and planted the plants.


It is hoped that this small space can be a place for reflection and hope.


Huge congratulations to the pupils of Bridge of Don Academy for winning a whopping £3000 as part of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative.
They worked hard to produce a quality presentation about ADA services, the work we do, stigma, and our kind compassionate approach towards a misjudged marginalised group of people in our communities. To add to the award, they have been invited to deliver their presentation at a national event in Perth. Thanks for all their hard work and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.


Information Sessions

Our monthly information sessions are a valuable way to learn about our services, visit here for a timetable and booking options.


Have you taken our alcohol quiz?

During the month of January we ran a campaign on Facebook with the help of Citrus Mix about personal alcohol intake. Two creative ads ran to encourage people to 'take the alcohol quiz' by visiting

"One for the Road" and "Take the Ultimate Pub Quiz". 

This was aimed at anyone living in Aberdeen aged 18 or over. ADA are pleased to report that the campaign was very successful with many people taking the quiz and receiving some honest feedback regarding their alcohol consumption.

Campaign Results for 'One for the Road':

  • Impressions 43,811
  • Reach 29,464
  • Clicks to website 640
  • Frequency 1.49 (average number of times the ad was seen)
  • Clicks all 986

Campaign results for 'Take the Ultimate Pub Quiz':

  •  Impressions 73,976
  • Reach 39,680
  • Clicks to website 1,124
  • Frequency 1.86 (average number of times the ad was seen)
  • Clicks all 2,250

The campaign is now in it's second year and has delivered encouraging results in terms of reach and engagement, all crucial to delivering our key messages.

If you haven't already taken our alcohol quiz click here to find out your score.


Vacancies available: Find out more about our current posts here

We are now operating open access drop-in services in South and Central Aberdeenshire for anyone concerned about their own or a loved ones use of alcohol or drugs.

We have open access hubs operating in Stonehaven, Inverurie, Banchory & Ellon, and plan to add more locations as required. In addition we can provide support to outlying communities for people who are unable to travel to a hub. For more details and access times please go here.