Who is the service for?
Arrows is a service for anyone worried about alcohol and drug use, whether their own or a loved one’s. Substance use problems can develop over time, and it is important for individuals to recognise where drugs or alcohol are having an impact on their wellbeing, relationships or lifestyle. Support is available to anyone with any concerns, no matter how small, about drinking, drugs or legal highs.
At times it’s the friends, family or other people around an individual who may recognise their drug or alcohol issue first. Arrows can support friends and family to understand and discuss problematic substance use with their loved ones.
What support is available?
Arrows offers a listening ear and provides advice and information for people facing addiction issues. Our one-to-one and peer group support helps to build motivation, set goals and manage addictions/dependency using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and Motivational Interviewing. We can support you to recognise the impact that substance use is having on your life and help you build a plan for the future.
How do I access support?
You can drop into our Elgin office during opening hours. We are located near the end of the High Street, with both a High Street entrance and side door entrance on Kilmolymock Close. Alternatively, you can call, text or email and we can arrange to meet with you at a convenient time and location to discuss support options.
Will I be anonymous?
You can contact the service anonymously to speak to someone, and disclose your name or information on your own terms. We will only keep or share information about you with your consent and your ongoing support will be agreed in partnership with you. We do have a duty to share information where we have concerns that you or an individual are at risk of harm.
Will you involve my family or friends?
We recognise the benefits of including family members and loved ones in accessing support and ongoing recovery. We can discuss this with you should you wish to include a family member or friend, or you yourself wish to be included as a supportive factor in a loved one’s recovery. Get in touch with us on the contact details below.
A drop-in community café run by Quarriers Arrows Service in Elgin
The café is supported by volunteers and Moray Food Plus who facilitate donations from local supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Grahams and Marks & Spencer. The partnership with the local stores ensures they have minimal food waste preventing good quality food going to landfill. The food recovery initiative allows the café to prepare and provide quality meals and fresh baking to be enjoyed by the public.
The Bow café
61-63 High Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3pm
Art group – 11am to 1pm – Arrows service
Acupuncture – 2 to 3pm – Arrows service
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – 6.30 to 7.30pm – The Bow café
Smart Recovery – 10.30 to 11.30am – The Bow café
Music group – 2.30 to 4.30pm – The Bow café
Cocaine Anonymous (CA) – 7 to 8pm – The Bow café
Acupuncture – 2 to 3pm – Arrows service
Drop-in – 5.30 to 6.30pm – Arrows service
Smart Recovery – 6.30 to 7.30pm – Arrows service
Polish speaking Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – 7 to 9pm – The Bow café
Drop-in – 7.30 to 9pm – Arrows service
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – 11.30am to 12.30pm – Arrows service
Auricular acupuncture is a specialised therapy where acupuncture points on the ear are treated using needles. When these points or nerves are stimulated, the brain releases feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. This helps to rebalance brain chemistry altered through drug use and can aid in withdrawing from substances. The group takes place in a relaxing and calming environment.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no fees for AA membership; they are self-supported through their own contributions.
Visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk to find a meeting near you.
Arrows Creative Arts and Crafts Group is a fun, relaxed and safe space where you can meet new people, create something amazing and pick up handy new skills. All abilities welcome and no experience necessary, come along and discover your creative side.
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
Experience, Strength and Hope
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.
The best way to reach someone is to speak to them on a common level. The members of C.A. are all recovering addicts who maintain their individual sobriety by working with others. We come from various social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, but what we have in common is addiction
The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.
Anyone who wants to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances (including alcohol and other drugs) is welcome.
Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances and to help others achieve the same freedom. We use the Twelve Step Recovery Programme; because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Programme works.
The only purpose of Cocaine Anonymous is to offer recovery to individuals who are suffering from addiction. Our experience has shown that the most effective way to attain and maintain sobriety is to work with others suffering from the same malady.
We use the Twelve Steps of Recovery, because it has already been proven that the Twelve-Step recovery program works.
Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery.
Can you play a musical instrument? Ever thought of learning to play? We are looking for anyone with an interest or ear for music to join the fun. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to come along and participate, listen, chat and meet new people with similar interests. Fun, friendly atmosphere, instruments provided, all welcome.
NA offers support for life – it is a community of people who have overcome their drug problem, and who are freely available to help those who also have the desire to live life drug free. It costs nothing to be a NA member, you are a member of NA when you say you are, there are no waiting lists for NA if anyone wants to attend a meeting they just need to show up.
There are no musts in NA, we don’t keep records of who goes to our meetings, our members cross all spectrums of society and range in age from teenagers to OAP’s, everyone is equal and equally welcome.
Having over 1000 meetings a week in the UK alone represents many thousands of once desperate addicts living a drug free and productive life with the support of their fellow recovering addicts. Worldwide there are approximately 76,000 weekly meetings in 143 countries.
Smart Recovery is a peer led approach that helps participants build up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. SMART Recovery 4-point programme: building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours, living a balanced life. People can stay with SMART as long as they wish, there is no requirement to make a lifetime commitment to the programme, just to their recovery and leading a healthier life.
23 High Street
Tel: 01343 610 500
Text: 07812 228547
Email: [email protected]
|Monday||9am – 6pm|
|Tuesday||9am – 6pm|
|Wednesday||9am – 6pm|
|Thursday||9am – 9pm|
|Friday||9am – 6pm|
|Saturday||10am – 1pm|