Ayrshire Council on Alcohol offers a free one-to-one confidential service to individuals who are concerned about their drinking. Counsellors trained to professional standards work with people whether they wish to abstain from alcohol or reduce their drinking to less harmful levels.
A family service is also available to those whose lives are affected by someone else’s drinking.
The service is run from accessible venues in South & East Ayrshire including Ayr, Girvan, Kilmarnock, Cumnock and Patna.

About Us


The new LOW RISK weekly guideline for MEN & WOMEN is not to exceed 14 UNITS of alcohol per week.  For people who do drink as much as 14 UNITS per week the recommendation is that it is best to spread this evenly over 3 days or more.  Drinking is not recommended when planning a pregnancy or during pregnancy.
ACA Recovery Stories
Three short films depicting the experiences of ACA service users - individuals who were concerned about their own drinking and also a family member who attended for support. Change is possible with some support and understanding. 
Individuals and their families must find the type of support that is right for them. These are peoples' individual experiences and what has been beneficial for them.
This film was acted, filmed, produced and edited by Arts, Music & Performance students from the University West of Scotland in the Ayr Campus. We are extremely grateful to staff and students who gave up their time free of charge to assist us in raising awareness of the services that we provide.

Why am I having this drink?

A short film featuring three ACA service users who live in East Ayrshire discussing their own personal thoughts and experiences of drinking and the impact of alcohol on their communities. This film was funded by the East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership.