Aberdeen Substance use Support, Engagement and Treatments (ASSET) is a community based drug support service offering free and confidential support to those who have been affected by substance misuse in the Aberdeenshire area.

Support is available for adults who wish to address their substance misuse issues.
The main office is located in Peterhead, although outreach services are available in Fraserburgh, Banff, and Turriff and throughout Aberdeenshire.

The type of support available includes:

  • Drop In Sessions
    Drop in sessions offer advice, support and brief crisis intervention. They also offer a safe place to spend time on leisure activities.
    Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3pm – 5pm, Tuesday 5pm – 7pm, Friday 2pm – 4pm
  • One to one counselling
    Structured one to one and group work sessions addressing issues such as harm reduction, anger management, self esteem, confidence building, relapse prevention, stabilisation and recovery.
  • Needle Exchange
    The exchange offers a safe place to dispose of used injecting equipment and exchange it for new sterile equipment.
    Available in Peterhead :Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3pm – 5pm, Tuesday 5pm – 7pm, Friday 2pm – 4pm
  • Support and Information
    Advice, support and information are available to parents, families, partners and friends of substance misusers
  • Custody Referral Scheme
    This scheme is available to people held in custody who have substance misuse issues.


Project workers can be contacted on 01779 470490 and are available to take referrals from a variety of sources including self referral, GPs, Kessock Clinic and Social Work.

Contact details

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North Aberdeenshire Recovery Service

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North Aberdeenshire Recovery Service 57.505800, -1.798060 Peterhead Scotland, United Kingdom (Directions)

Turning Point Scotland
Aberdeen Substance use Support, Engagement and Treatments
9 St Peter Street
AB42 1QB
T: 01779 470490
F:01779 479749

Unit 8a
83 North Castle Street
AB45 1JJ

E: Aberdeenshire@turningpointscotland.com