Specialist Behaviours Support in Moray

This type of support is provided by organisations that are aimed at addressing specific topics, such as substance use, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, gambling , gaming , love and sex dependencies and eating disorders.

Support level – High

Access – GP referral

Speed – Waiting list based on need (usually weeks)

Identity – service user/ peer

Required insight & autonomy (ability to act independently) – Low


The Moray Alcohol and Drug Partnership



The Moray Alcohol and Drug Partnership (MADP) is a multi-agency partnership, accountable directly to the Moray Community Planning Partnership through the Healthier Strategic Group. The MADP has been established to respond to national strategies on alcohol, drugs and volatile substances.

The purpose of the MADP is to reduce the impact of problematic alcohol and drug use on individuals, families and communities by co-ordinating the work of the statutory and third sector agencies and by developing and implementing strategies for tackling alcohol and drug problems at a local level.

The Moray Alcohol and Drug Partnership have 5 key priorities set out in the ‘Delivering Recovery Through Sustainable Change’ strategy document. These are:

  • Prevention
  • Recovery
  • Law Enforcement
  • Children and Family Support
  • Service Delivery

The MADP does not provide treatment services but commission’s statutory and voluntary agencies to provide the full range of drug and alcohol treatment services, both structured and open access, including services for those in the criminal justice system. The Support Team takes a lead with involving service users and carers in developing services.


Moray Integrated Drug and Alcohol Services


01343 552211 / Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

MIDAS is an integrated service. The Moray Council Social Workers and NHS Grampian Community Psychiatric Nurses and provides:

  • Advice and support for drug/alcohol users
  • Advice and support to young substance users (with the consent of parents/guardians if under age of 16 year)
  • Advice and support to people with complex health and social needs where substance misuse is a factor
  • Supporting other services who are working with people who have drug or alcohol related needs
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Information on how to access free needle exchange
  • Home detoxification, advice and support
  • Residential Detox and assessment for Rehabilitation services


Arrows – A Quarriers service


01343 610500

Arrows provides:

  • assessment and support for Adults experiencing substance or alcohol misuse
  • direct access for Moray Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service
  • recovery support, one to one and group
  • harm reduction advice
  • Naloxone training
  • needle exchange


Circles Advocacy – Independent Advocacy




Circles Advocacy in Moray supports people who are experiencing issues related to health and social care who are aged 18 years or over, whose circumstances may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Mental health issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • Personality disorders
  • Physical disabilities
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Chronic illness
  • Those who are unable to safeguard their own interests rights, care or other interests.