THE deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party insists there is a "wealth of fantastic work" going on across Dumbarton and the Vale in the fight against addiction.

MSP Jackie Baillie praised the groups within the community that are set up to help those battling addictions such as drugs and alcohol.

The Dumbarton constituency MSP was speaking as she visited the Dumbarton Rock Recovery open day at the Concord Centre recently.

Ms Baillie spoke to volunteers who shared their own personal experiences with addiction and found out more about the services they offer.

Afterwards, she said: "There is a wealth of fantastic work going on across Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven to help people who are living with addiction.

“It was really interesting to hear about the efforts which are being made to signpost people to services that can assist during all stages of addiction including recovery."

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Ms Baillie spoke to volunteersMs Baillie spoke to volunteers (Image: Supplied)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Multiple help groups met with the MSPMultiple help groups met with the MSP (Image: Supplied)

Ms Baillie was invited along by Bobby Walker of West Dunbartonshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership to see the pantry for families, the café and the weekly meeting for individuals in recovery.

Organisations there on the day included the Blue Triangle, Penumbra and the Harm Reduction mobile unit run by West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership as well as Alternatives, DACA and others.

She added: “I want to thank Bobby, his team and everyone from the organisations who attended at the Dumbarton Rock Recovery open day for their continuing work to help people across the area.

"This support is invaluable and is improving as well as saving lives.”