New drop-in service at The Vault

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A new drop in café offering advice for those recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol is opening in Kirriemuir.

The service, called Smart Stop, is a partnership between NHS Tayside, Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) and Angus Council.

Experienced staff from NHS Tayside’s Substance Misuse Service, Angus Council’s Social Work, Alcohol, Drug and BBV Team and peer volunteers will offer advice to those in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol as well as offering peer mentorships and raising awareness of other sources of help available locally.

The café will launch on Monday, March 14 at 11am and will run every Monday from 11am to 1pm in The Vault, 12-15 Glengate.

Joe Nowosielski, Senior Project Worker with NHS Tayside’s Substance Misuse Service said: “The service is always keen to try different ways of helping people to recover in their own communities. This is a great opportunity to work with our partners in social work and Angus ADP to reach out to people in more rural areas.”

Laura Ogilvie, Development Officer with Angus ADP said: “We are delighted to be involved in the development of the Smart Stop drop in café.

“It will be a welcome addition to the network of recovery opportunities that exist across Angus and will allow individuals with substance misuse issues to access vital advice and support from a range of professionals in a relaxed and safe environment. It will also give people the chance to build peer support networks and offer volunteering opportunities that are known to promote and maintain recovery.”