Recovery services

 “Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential”.

MELDAP with its partners have developed a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC). The ROSC could be thought of as a network of community based services and supports that is person centred and builds on the strengths of individuals, families and communities.

If you are just setting out on your recovery journey then remember to take it slowly and one step at a time. It is important to connect with the recovery community and there are many ways to do that.


SMART Recovery Meetings 

Volunteer Centre East Lothian

Monday 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Volunteer Centre East Lothian, 56 High Street, Tranent, EH33 1HA
Tel: 07843339963

North Berwick Community Centre

Monday 1.00pm to 2.00pm
North Berwick Community Centre, 8 Law Road, North Berwick, EH39 4PN
Tel: 07843339963 or 01620 893056

The Esk Centre

Friday 11.30am to 12.30pm
The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AB
Tel: 07843339963


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The café is run by people in recovery, carers and volunteers, they offer a safe place that is drug and alcohol free where people can socialise and share their aspirations – but also a centre for the whole community to enjoy. The café opens at 11am offering a host of tasty food for you to enjoy.

Wednesday 9.30am to 11.00am
Our Lady of Loretto Community Hall, Newbigging, Musselburgh, EH21 7AJ

Tel: 07843339963



Friday Friends, Haddington 

Friday Friends is an outreach programme for those in the community who are experiencing some degree of exclusion associated with alcohol and/or drug misuse issues and/or related mental health issues. It is a drop-in service at lunch time where you will meet like-minded people, group sessions and 1:1 counselling is available.

Tuesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Nungate and Haddington Community Centre, Haddington



Starfish at the Lighthouse Cafe, Prestonpans 

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Starfish @ The Light House Cafe in Prestonpans provides a safe space for people to have a chat with our Peer Support Workers over a cuppa and a bite to eat. 

Thursday 1pm
The Light House Cafe, West Loan, Prestonpans EH32 9NT

Tel: 07843339963


The Ridge, Dunbar 

The cafe provides a warm safe space for people in recovery. The Ridge runs regular support sessions, befriending, wellbeing workshops and volunteering opportunities, please contact the Ridge for further information. 

Monday 1.00pm to 2.30pm
The Ridge, 40A High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JH

Tel: 0784339963

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Fisherrow Community Centre

Tuesday 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Fisherrow Community Centre, South Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6AT

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

AA Meeting days and venues are subject to change, however the East Lothian meeting points are detailed within this link: Find a Meeting | Alcoholics Anonymous | East Lothian


Cocaine Anonymous (CA) Meetings

St Nicolas Buccleuch Church

Sunday 7.00pm
St Nicolas Buccleuch Church, 119 High Street, Dalkeith


Education / Employability 

Recovery College

Transitions in partnership with MELDAP have developed a recovery college that operates within Midlothian and East Lothian to provide people of working age, who are in recovery or are carers of people with addiction, the opportunity to participate in a free educational programme which will enable you to learn new skills, gain qualifications and further your training. You will be able to participate in accredited learning through our classes which are taught by tutors of Edinburgh College. For more information or to refer either speak to your worker or contact Transitions direct.

Tel: Claire on 0131 260 9721 / 07741293496


East Lothian Works 

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East Lothian Works can help with advice on jobs, training and skills development. The office is located in Haddington and is open 5 days a week.

9am to 5pm Monday – Thursday and until 12noon on a Friday.

Tel: 01620 827 262



Further support information

View the MELDAP website