Drugs and Alcohol Collective Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Availability : East Lothian wide

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged between 18 and 65 years old, living in East Lothian

Who provides this?

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy


If you use drugs or alcohol it may sometimes feel difficult to get your voice heard. It might seem that drug and alcohol
services don’t listen enough to the views of the people who use them.

If you use drugs or alcohol and you’d like to:

  • Have your say about information and services for people who use drugs or alcohol
  • Try to make changes in the way you are treated or the services that you receive

Then get in touch and get involved in this Collective Advocacy project!

The group decides what issues it wants to work on and has a CAPS staff member to try to enable/facilitate its decisions. The group can look at any topics that are important to them.

The benefits of Collective Advocacy include:

  • Sharing your experiences and opinions helping you to have your voice heard.
  • Building skills and understanding your rights.
  • Meeting like-minded people

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

CAPS Independent Advocacy
Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh , EH7 5QY

Social media:


CAPS drug and alcohol leaflet
(200.21 KB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Substance use

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