A North-east charity has celebrated the 15th anniversary of the opening of an addiction recovery centre.
Teen Challenge North East Scotland set up a residential home for men at Sunnybrae in Fyvie in March 2003.
The Christian organisation has since provided more than 130,000 hours of support for 350 people.
Class-based studies, counselling, work duties and recreational activities have been on offer at the facility.
Fraserburgh man Paul Beaton entered a Teen Challenge rehabilitation centre in Glasgow 18 years ago to battle a drug addiction and is now a support worker at the Fyvie centre.
He said: “In the circles I grew up in drugs were the norm. Life was already very chaotic and messy, heading in the wrong direction, but then heroin came along and life got very dark. “It was as if my soul and personality were ripped out of me and I descended into a horrible existence, made up of smack, needles, methadone prescription and squalor.
“I headed to Teen Challenge and it was exactly what I needed. It had structure, discipline and reflection time, giving me the tools and breathing space to really create a foundation from which I could build a life on.”