Who are we?

INVERNESS DRUG AND ALCOHOL FORUM brings together agencies and community members interested in addressing substance misuse issues in the Inverness Area.  Agencies sitting on the Forum include the Police, CPN teams, Osprey House, Education, Social work, Council on Alcohol, Beechwood House and APEX Scotland.

What do we do?

The Forum is a vital network for bringing together Inverness-based services and agencies. The group can share information about current activity and trends as well as organising small-scale events.

Contact Us?

Chair:          Alistair McDonald - Tel: 01463 717033

Other useful local contacts:-

  • Addictions Counselling Inverness Tel: 01463 220995  
  • Youth Action Service
    Tel: 01463 256603
  •   Action for Children Tel: 01463 717227 
  •  APEX Scotland     Tel: 01463 717033
  • Community Mental Health Team (Substance Misuse)
    Tel: 01463 716888
  • Beechwood House
    Tel: 01463 711335
  • Osprey House
    Tel: 01463 716888
  • Porterfield Prison
    Tel: 01463 229029
  • Cale House
    Tel: 01463 229533


Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


MFR Website

Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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