Creating opportunities for recovering substance users

Transition helps people in recovery from substance misuse move into education or employment. Participants must live within Edinburgh and Midlothian and be aged between 16 and 65.
Those who take part in Transition receive the support of a professional caseworker, who works with them to overcome the problems they face and achieve their education or employment goals.
Transition offers bespoke training to provide the relevant skills that people need to enter college or the workplace.  It also offers the chance to gain relevant qualifications (in partnership with Edinburgh College).

Other benefits include:

  • College visits, access to College courses, and funding support.
  • Access to work placements in a wide range of sectors.
  • Support to gain volunteering placements.
  • Entitlement benefits are not affected and transport and lunch costs are normally provided.


We also run the MELDAP Transition Recovery College, funded by the Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP). This brings together the qualities of AI’s successful Transition Programme and focuses on helping individuals in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse to make their way through the recovery process successfully, to develop their core skills and to take the next steps on to employment, further education or volunteering.

For more details on the Transition programme click here.

To see our course timetable click here .

To see an example of the work done on the Transition Creative Writing course click here.

If you think that you could benefit from Transition, or if you are working with someone who can, get in touch to arrange an initial information session.

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