Family Support Services

Part of the Inverclyde Integrated Drug Services; Family Response Service

The Family Response Service provides advice, information, guidance, practical and emotional support to individuals who often experience adverse circumstances, anxiety & stress as a result of a family member’s ongoing or previous drug addiction.

SERVICE PROVISION is confidential and person centred, focusing on helping families return their attention on themselves and a “Family Recovery”;

This includes the following:

One-to-One support (home visits or meet in the community)
Drop-In service (Wed afternoons 1-3pm)
FOCUS group (evening group for support to family members Tues 5.30-7.15pm).
Children and Young Person’s support service (after school hours)
Grief therapy sessions.
Referrals to other services including the Carers Centre.
Use of free Leisure Passes.
Awareness sessions within secondary schools in Inverclyde.
“Drug proof your kids” a 6 session course facilitated in the community.


Family Response Service
Inverclyde Integrated Drugs Service
128 Cathcart Street
Greenock PA15 1BQ

Gina Millar (Social worker) or Irene Pollock (Family Support)
Telephone 01475 499000 or Mobile: 07917271879 (Irene)

AL-Anon Family Support

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died.

Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.

Wednesday 10:00am
Salvation Army, 59 Regent Street,
PA15 4NP

Thursday 19:45pm
Salvation Army,
The Greenock Citadel,
57 Regent Street,
PA15 4NP

Monday 19:30pm
The Church of Scotland,
Westburn, Nelson St,
PA15 1TS

Jericho Family Support

Jericho has facilitated a Family Support Group since 2003—this group is open to anyone affected by addiction. Average attendance at the group is between 35 and 40 people. The group is facilitated by Margaret Diamond who devised the unique model which has supported hundreds of addicts’, friends and family members over the years. This group is open to anyone affected by addiction.

Every Monday 7.30pm—9.30pm
Port Glasgow Town Hall
Referrals: Self
Contact:-01475 741950/01475 783063

Moving On Inverclyde

A range of supported activities are available for families and concerned others such as:

•Group fitness classes

•Therapeutic support groups

•Individual Complementary Therapies

•Group Complementary Therapies

•Counselling / Signposting


CRAFT is an evidence-based, high-impact and cost effective motivational programme for carers and family members.

The broad aims of the programme are to:

•Decrease substance use

•Increase family functioning

•Encourage loved ones into treatment

For further information on the supporting activities and the Craft programme, please contact Moving on Inverclyde on: 01475 735200 or Mob: 07767167388 /07767167389

© 2012-2019 Inverclyde ADP