Recovery Service - Forth Valley

Read our frequently asked questions about your first visit, group work, volunteering, and service user involvement at Forth Valley. Click on the options below to go to that section.

Entry into services

We understand that seeking support for your drug or alcohol use can be challenging, worrying, and maybe confusing. We can help you break free from harmful patterns of behaviour and feel happier and healthier. 

We tailor the drug and alcohol support we offer to fit your needs. Whether it's one-to-one working or group sessions, we will help you work towards your goals. We want you to unlock your full potential.

We hope these frequently asked questions help you to understand what happens next. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please do ask and we'll do our best to answer.


Volunteers are a vital part of the way we set out to deliver our vision. They are a powerful force for change, their support increases the quality, quantity, and accessibility of our services and the range of help we are able to offer.

We want your experience as a volunteer to be positive as we appreciate the time and commitment you are giving to us and our service. As a volunteer, you do not receive monetary payment, but we will invest in you with training, support, and supervision.

Group work

We run lots of different types of groups for people who use our services. 


Types of groups

Change Group: This group is often viewed as a starting point – it will prepare you for making changes to the way you live your life with drugs and alcohol and support you to set goals and achieve those goals.

Grow Group:  This group supports you to use the knowledge that you have gained from life, working with a Recovery Coordinator or another supporting person. The Grow group encourages you to explore how you think and feel and how this impacts your use of drugs and alcohol. Some of the things we will talk about in group are Communication skills, understanding motivation, Abstinence skills, Feeling/Thinking, and behaviour.

Live Group: This group supports you to look at how you can manage and maintain the positive changes that you have made and looking at ways to maintain your life without substances or stability on medical intervention.

Service User Involvement

We believe that those who have direct experience of our services can provide vital expertise about how to make our services work best.

A service user (SU) is defined as any individual who is the recipient of a service, their families and carers, a former service user, and a potential service user.