DAPL spotlights service range in open forum

Martin Denholm of DAPL (Fife Photo Agency)
Martin Denholm of DAPL (Fife Photo Agency)

The Drug and Alcohol Project Limited (DAPL) is holding an open morning at its Parkdale premises in Leven on Friday, to showcase some of the innovative work being undertaken by the organisation and its partner agencies in Fife.

DAPL was formed in 1994 and originally served Levenmouth, but is now available throughout Fife. The organisation offers one-to-one counselling, support, information and advice to individuals and families who are affected by substance use.

The service is free and confidential and offered by experienced and qualified workers.

DAPL last year celebrated its 20th anniversary by being awarded service re-accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an achievement matched by only three other Scottish organisations.

Sean McCollum, chairman of the Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership, said: “This allows Fife residents with drug and alcohol problems to access expert counselling services at DAPL. This is a vital part of our overall response to problematic drug and alcohol use in Fife.”

The session – from 9.30am-12.30pm – is themed ‘Working Together for Recovery”.

Martin Denholm, DAPL service manager, said: “We will have individuals participating on the day who are recovery champions – individuals who are living proof that recovery can and does happen in Fife. They will be on hand to share their stories.”