Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

South East Recovery Service - Edinburgh

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South East Recovery Service is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults in South East Edinburgh.

We provide a comprehensive, holistic drug and alcohol service for adults living within the south east locality affected by substance misuse of any type. We work in partnership with specialist teams from the NHS and social work as well as other agencies to develop a full care plan to address needs and achieve goals.

We offer a nonjudgemental, person-centred, safe environment for people to begin and sustain their recovery journey. In addition to case management and one to one support, we offer a wide ranging group work programme and harm reduction interventions. 

How to contact us

We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

We are based at 40 Captains Road, Edinburgh. You can call us on 01316615294.


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call us or come to one of our drops-ins

We provide:

  • Harm reduction advice and interventions: take home Naloxone training and BBV testing
  • Comprehensive assessment of need and care plan development
  • Access to prescribing options for opiate replacement therapy
  • One to one therapeutic care
  • Extensive group work programme including SMART recovery, anxiety management and acupuncture
  • Support to access other organisations such as benefit advice and housing options
  • Allocated personal key worker as well as access to support workers
  • Discharge planning and aftercare

Can’t make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 01316615294.

What do our service users say about us?

I really enjoyed the anxiety group today and left feeling relaxed. Really looking forward to next week! 

South East Recovery Service service user

I want to thank my support worker. If it wasn't for their help I wouldn't be where I am today! Thanks! 

South East Recovery Service service user

What's on?


  • 1.30pm - 3pm, Women in Recovery at CGL Broughton Street office 
  • 3.15pm - 4:15pm, ORT & Me at CGL Broughton Street office
  • 3pm - 4.30pm, SMART Recovery at Gracemount Medical Centre


  • 2.30pm - 4:30pm, Anxiety Management and Coping Skills at CGL Broughton Street office


  • 10am - 11.30am, SMART Recovery at Gilmerton Community Centre
  • 12pm - 1.00pm, Auricular Acupuncture Gilmerton Community Centre

Where can I go for further support?

  • CGL North West Service - 0131 469 5044
  • CGL South West Service - 0131 453 9406
  • Turning Point Scotland North East Service - 0131 554 7516 

From the city centre there are a number of buses that service the main base. Catch numbers 18, 11 or 7 and alight at Gracemount Leisure Centre. The South Neighbourhood Office is the building behind the Leisure Centre. At reception, please ask to speak to a CGL member of staff. 

South Neighbourhood Office
40 Captains Road
EH17 8HN
United Kingdom

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1pm - 4pm

Drop in times

Monday 1pm - 4pm: Harm Reduction Team, Spittal Street Centre, 22-24 Spittal Street, EH3 9DU

Tuesday 1pm - 4pm: South Neighbourhood Office, 40 Captains Road, EH17 8HN

Wednesday 9am - 12pm: Harm Reduction Team, Spittal Street Centre, 22-24 Spittal Street, EH3 9DU

Thursday 1pm - 4pm: South Neighbourhood Office, 40 Captains Road, EH17 8HN 

South East Recovery Service - Harm Reduction Team

Spittal Street Centre
22 - 24 Spittal Street
United Kingdom

Wednesday 9am-12pm