Turning Point Scotland North East Edinburgh Recovery Service (formerly Turning Point Leith and CARS)  is one of the partners in the North East Recovery Hub, we offer a drop in service where individuals can attend without an appointment to access advice and information and to be assessed for a wide range of drug, alcohol and support services.

Drop in/walk in times

Monday 10-4

Tuesday 10-7

Wednesday 12.30-4

Thursday 10-4

Friday 10-1

Individual Casework

We offer ongoing emotional and practical support, advice and information with a named worker to those who are experiencing problems due to their alcohol or drug misuse

Needle Exchange

Monday 9am -4.45pm

Tuesday 9am -7.45pm

Wednesday 11am-4.45pm (team meeting 9-11 am)

Thursday 9am -7.45pm

Friday  9am -4.15pm

People who inject can access sterile equipment and dispose of used equipment safely.

Blood Borne Virus Testing

We offer testing for blood borne viruses using a simple ‘finger prick test’. Individuals can drop in or call to arrange an appointment.

Take Home Naloxone

We can train people in basic life saving techniques, including CPR and issue Naloxone to be used in opiate overdose situations.

Referrals

We accept self referrals on a drop in basis, and referrals from GPs, social workers and other professionals working with an individual.

For more information download a Turning Point Leith service leaflet.

Recovery

North East Edinburgh Recovery Service works with people affected by substance misuse and their families across Edinburgh to take steps towards recovery. Each individual will create a personalised recovery action plan which will detail how that person wishes to work towards their recovery and the goals they want to achieve along the way.

The service is open to men and women aged 16 and over who are aware they have a substance misuse problem and would like to start their recovery journey.

Services which can form part of your recovery plan include:

  • Recovery focused sessions
  • Confidence and self esteem building course
  • Green Fingers gardening project
  • Cooking classes
  • Creative art class
  • SMART recovery meetings

North East Edinburgh Recovery Service aims to increase the psychological well-being of those who use the service.

Individuals will receive support to explore their recovery options whilst working alongside other agencies, recovery communities, families, carers and other relevant groups.

Those who use the service will also be encourages and supported to improve and maintain relationships with family, friends and the community.

Referrals

Anyone can refer themselves – you will then be invited to a pre-assessment meeting. This will allow you to meet us and find out more about how we could help and decide whether or not our programme is right for you. An external agency can also make a referral on someone’s behalf. Contact us for a referral form.

View the CARS information leaflet

Contact Details

Turning Point Scotland
North East Edinburgh Recovery Service
5 Links Place
Edinburgh
EH6 7EZ

T: 0131 554 7516
E: edinburgh@turningpointscotland.com