Substance Use Recovery Support  (Mid and East Lothian Drugs – MELD)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years or over who use drugs and/or alcohol, their families or friends

Who provides this?

  • Mid and East Lothian Drugs (MELD)


MELD aims to provide locally accessible, confidential and non-judgemental services to reduce substance use-related harm to individuals and the wider community across Midlothian and East Lothian.

MELD employ Recovery Workers in both Mid and East Lothian, offering one-to-one psychosocial support and recovery planning, empowering people to make positive changes towards their own recovery goals.

MELD also has a team of Peer Support Workers working in East Lothian. They are individuals who have lived experience of overcoming substance use issues. Through shared understanding and experiences, Peer workers are able to offer practical and motivational support to individuals accessing the service. They can also encourage participation and engagement in other services in East Lothian that may be beneficial to the personal recovery journey. This includes a network of recovery-based services that can offer a range of internal and external interventions and support.

MELD’s Family Support Service in East Lothian recognises that families and significant others often play a critical role in supporting those using or recovering from drugs or alcohol. This service offers a safe and confidential space, through one-to-one and group work, where family members can access support.

How do I access this?

  • By telephone to Contact Service 07843 339958

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

*Messages received out of hours will be responded to on the next working day.

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

Contact Details

The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH22 1AL

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Types of support on offer:

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

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Substance use

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