Drug and alcohol recovery 

Addiction can take many forms including:

  • alcohol
  • illegal drugs
  • prescription medication
  • solvents, aerosols

North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services (NADARS) offers confidential support and advice to anyone affected by addiction.

Help available

Tailored support can include:

  • counselling 
  • group work programmes 
  • occupational therapy
  • home visits
  • mental health services
  • naloxone training and supply
  • needle exchange
  • opiate replacement therapy

Accessing our services

Referrals can be made by anyone, including self-referrals.

If you or a member of your family is aged 16 or over and is affected by an addiction, contact us. You can ask your GP to refer you, or complete and return a referral form (Word,34kb).

What happens next?

  1. You will be seen within 3 weeks from referral.  
  2. We will complete an assessment.
  3. If you meet eligibility criteria we will create a recovery care plan. Your family will be invited to be part of this process.


There may be a charge for support services. Your care manager will discuss this with you. We will always take your ability to pay into account. Our charging for services page contains more information.

Ward 5, Woodland View

Ward 5 is a residential unit, at Ayrshire Central Hospital, that provides a specialist service for residents of Ayrshire and Arran, over the age of 16, who have an alcohol and/or drug addiction and mental health issues. The ward has 5 beds for rehabilitation and 5 for detoxification, with 8 day care places available.

Ward 5 provides a flexible service based on the needs of the individual. Treatment consists of:

  • a structured day programme
  • a residential 4 week programme
  • a 1 week detoxification programme
  • mental health and wellbeing assessment


Access and referral to Ward 5 is done through NADARS.

Prevention and Service Support Team

For all addiction related training requirements email psst@aapct.scot.nhs.uk or call 01294 322339.

Contact Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services


01294 476000 or out of hours call NHS24 on 111


North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS), Caley Court Resource Centre, Moorpark Road West, Stevenston, KA20 3HU