About Peer Mentoring for Alcohol Support

The Alcohol Peer Support Service aims to offer support and encouragement to individuals who are trying to achieve long term recovery from alcohol addiction and who may need that little bit of help to get out of the house to access new opportunities.

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What is Peer Mentoring?

The service is provided by volunteer Peer Mentors who all have lived experience of alcohol issues and have been trained to support individuals in the early stages of recovery from alcohol.

Support can be provided to attend a wide range of activities such as G.P. Hospital & CAT appointments, as well as help to access the many recovery initiatives now established across Glasgow. This form of alcohol support can give you a helping hand through appointments and more.

The service is for anyone over the age of 18, living in the East of Glasgow and is available seven days a week, including weekends.

Who is the Service For?

The service is for anyone over the age of 18, living in the North East of Glasgow who is trying to address an existing alcohol issue and requires support to access appointment or recovery initiatives across Glasgow.

This alcohol support service is available seven days a week, including weekends and travel expenses can be covered if required.

The Mentors

The Mentors know first hand the fear and anxiety of walking through the door of an alcohol support service for the first time and are here to offer encouragement and support by accompanying individuals to attend a wide range of activities. All the Mentors have lived experience of alcohol issues and have been trained to support individuals in the early stages of recovery from alcohol.

All mentors receive training, support and supervision and are members of the PVG scheme.

How Do I Refer to the Service?

The service will accept both self referrals and referrals from other agencies such a social work, GPs, ADRS, Rehabs, Hospitals, Family members etc.

Referrals can be made by contacting our team using the Get Advice form on this website here, by phone, by letter or in person.

Following referral, individuals will be offered an alcohol support assessment at a time and location that is most appropriate for them. Following assessment a care plan with future appointments will be agreed.

Confidentiality

The service is completely confidential and unless the service was concerned for an individuals safety, no information about the topic discussed would be passed on to any third parties.

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Need Some Advice?

If you have a question about our Peer Mentoring service or would simply like some advice, please get in touch.

  • Alcohol can lower your blood sugar levels, which can cause seizures.

  • Alcohol is associated with 33% of major trauma patients and 25% of all trauma patients.

  • Two in five (41%) of prisoners report being drunk at the time of their offence.

  • 71% of alcohol-related hospital stays were men.

  • Alcohol was a factor in 3,705 deaths in Scotland in 2015.

Road to Recovery

Bill was initially referred to the service for support to enable him to access hospital and dental appointments, he also wanted help to access recovered initiatives across the North East.

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Need Some Advice?

If you are struggling with alcohol and would like to speak to one of our counsellors, or simply have a question about our services please get in touch. 

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