Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA)

The services currently on offer include:-
 One-to-one telephone counselling.
 Telephone-based befriending/check-in calls.
 Practical support as required (prescription collection/drop-off, advocacy support/external referrals etc).
 Steps to Recovery project activities, co-ordinated by phone/email/mail, and carried out individually by clients in their own home/local setting.
 Steps to Wellbeing service – telephone-based therapies such as stress management; preparation and delivery of ‘S2W survival packs’.
 ‘Virtual Supper Club’ – delivery of a pre-prepared meal (in partnership with Food for Thought WD), and an activity pack on a Wednesday evening.
Although we are not running any on-site groups, our activities are still on offer with activity packs being delivered direct to individuals at their homes.

Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA)

01389 731456 or 0141 9520881
Facebook – www.fb.me/DACA.WD
Twitter - @DACA_WD
We’re open: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4.30pm, Fridays 9am – 3:30pm

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DACA is a local charity providing support to anyone in West Dunbartonshire affected by alcohol, whether it relates to their own drinking or someone else’s.

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, our services included one-to-one counselling, daily groups, an open social drop-in and the Steps to Recovery group activity project.
Since March 23rd , DACA has continued to offer one-to-one support, including counselling, by telephone. We are also staying in regular contact with people via texts and emails and through our ‘Friends of DACA’ Facebook group.
In line with government guidelines most of our team is working from home with a skeleton staff manning phones in both the Dumbarton and Clydebank offices.


These currently include our well-established ‘Physical Fridays’ and ‘Crafty
Wednesdays’ activities - and we have put together packs with arts & crafts projects, pedometers and fitness tips, journals and writing challenges, and local news/magazines. These can be a great way to counter the boredom of
lockdown and at the same time learn some new skills.
To keep our clients connected to each other and feeling part of a group, we are using newsletters and social media for people to feedback and share their stories and photos of their ‘at home’ activities. We’ve got a great little community in our members-only Facebook group.

We have also delivered around 50 individually tailored Steps to Wellbeing Survival Packs, which encourage our clients to focus on physical and mental wellbeing. Our therapists are available for phone consultations on request.
We are still very much open for new referrals – these can be from local partner organisations, GPs, social work services or self referrals from anyone living in West Dunbartonshire.


We can also provide support to anyone worried
about a family member’s drinking. Just give us a call or drop us an email.

DACA – We’re here for you.