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Alcohol and drugs

Harm reduction team

The Harm Reduction Team is based in Coathill Hospital as part of the Coatbridge Social Work Locality, covering both North and South Lanarkshire.

We provide services in clinics and satellite services across Lanarkshire.

Our philosophy is based firmly within a harm reduction and risk minimisation approach. This seeks first to reduce drug related harm, for example through providing clean injecting equipment (Needle Exchange Service) which may result in reduced drug use.

What do we do?

We aim to achieve a significant reduction in drug related deaths and reduce the sharing of injecting equipment.

This should result in reducing levels of blood borne virus infection, an improvement in personal health of drug users and improved general public health across North and South Lanarkshire.

Who can use the service?

Our service is open to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem, their family members or the wider community.

How do I access the harm reduction team service?

Find out clinic times, dates and opening hours by phoning any of the contact numbers below.

Then simply walk in, drop in without the need for an appointment.

Contacting the harm reduction team

Our main office (non clinical) base is at:

Harm Reduction Team
Glen Nevis Unit
Coathill Hospital
Hospital Street

Phone:  01236 707738
Fax:  01236 707776

For Outreach contact:

  • North: 0781 0153940
  • South: 0788 4454961

Page last updated:
14 Feb 2024

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