Residential rehabilitation - service mapping: report - 2019 to 2020

Mapping of residential rehabilitation provision in Scotland for alcohol and drug treatment.


1.  Prevalence of Problem Drug Use in Scotland (Mar. 2019). Prevalence of Problem Drug Use in Scotland: 2015/16 Estimates. Available at:

2.  Clark, I. & Simpson, L. (Nov. 2014). Assessing the availability of and need for specialist alcohol treatment services in Scotland. Available at:

3.  Public Health Scotland (Jun. 2020). National drug and alcohol treatment waiting times. Available at:

4.  Specialised supported accommodation facilities also 'support individuals to attain an alcohol or drug-free lifestyle and be re-integrated into society, and provide intensive psychosocial support and a structured programme of daily activities which residents are required to attend over a fixed period of time'. They differ from residential rehab facilities in that they typically do not offering professional medical support in-house (often engaging in established links with external health professionals).

5.  The survey consisted of 22 questions, comprising of a range of multiple choice, single-select drop-down and open-ended questions. A number of facilities were contacted by phone to clarify their responses.

6.  Completed surveys were received for; Abbeycare Scotland (Abbeycare UK Ltd); Benaiah (Teen Challenge UK); Castle Craig Hospital (Castle Craig); The Haven, Kilmacolm (The Haven); Hebrides Alpha Project (Hebrides Alpha Project); Jericho House (Dundee); Jericho House Greenock (Bank Street) & Jericho House Greenock (Shanland Road) (Jericho Society); Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP) (NHS Lothian); and Phoenix Futures Care Home (Phoenix Futures); Safe as Houses Project (Alternatives); Sunnybrae (Teen Challenge UK); Whitchester House (Teen Challenge UK). Survey data was not available for the following facilities; Beechwood House & CrossReach Residential Recovery Service (Church of Scotland); King's Court (Maxie Richards Foundation); The Priory Glasgow (Priory Group); River Garden Auchincruive (River Garden).

7.  While one facility stated in their survey that they have 110 beds, telephone conversation with the organisation highlighted that only 92% (n=101) of these beds were used by those experiencing drug and alcohol addiction (with the others used by those experiencing other addictions). Further telephone conversations highlighted that around 14% of those using their service in 2019 were Scottish residents, with a large proportion of those attending the facility arriving from overseas. Furthermore, another facility suggested in telephone conversation that around 40% of those attending their facility were Scottish residents. One further facility had around six places funded by local authorities across the rest of the UK.

8.  These figures have been calculated from the estimates provided by three facilities known to have a substantial number of international residents regarding the proportion of individuals using their services in 2019/20 who are Scottish residents.

9.  The Recovery Outcomes Web (ROW) is a component of Drug and Alcohol Information System (DAISy)

10.  No breakdown was provided for the two facilities for which data was provided.



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