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This is a list of services in your local area, along with some national agencies you can contact no matter where you live. Some of the services listed below may not be available to everyone. They might be specific to a certain age group, or require a referral from GP or health professional.

We recommend you ring ahead first, to see if it's the most suitable choice.

Taylor Building
Farnham Road Hospital
Farnham Road
Guildford GU2 7LX
Phone: 01483 450256

The Acorn Community Drug and Alcohol Team provide specialist assessment, support and treatment to people who want help with their regular drug use and to those who are highly dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking. Offers:

• Assessment
• Counselling
• Community prescribing
• Group work programme
• Key worker support
• Acupuncture
• Advice and Information
• Active Peer led Service User Involvement Groups
• Hepatitis A and B testing / vaccination and Hepatitis C testing

11 St George's Place
East Sussex
Brighton BN1 4GB
Phone: 01273 607575

Offers a free, open-access information and advice service to those affected by substance use. This includes:

• Referral to structured treatment inlcuding rehab and detox
• Needle exchange
• Outreach
• Group work
• Complementary therapies
• Hepatitis screening and vaccinations
• Aftercare
• Peer support
• 'Holding' groups for those waiting for treatment

The Elizabeth Fry Centre
14-20 Tudor Grove
London E9 7QL
Phone: 020 8985 3757

First point of contact in Hackney for general enquiries about drugs. After talking to you about your immediate needs and making an assessment Lifeline will give you a single named person to guide you through the services we and our partner agencies offer and to create a support and recovery plan. The services Lifeline offers include:

• Open Access drop in
• Advice and information
• Assessment for treatment
• Needle exchange
• Health support and blood borne virus testing from a specialist nurse
• Brief interventions and short term support
• Acupuncture
• Pre-treatment support group
• Cannabis group programme
• Housing and benefits advice
• Advice sessions on keeping safe and healthy (safe using, nutrition, smoking cessation etc)
• Treatment programmes
• Opioid Substitution Treatment for opiate users by on-site doctors
• Day programme focusing on life-skills and self development
• Specialist groups for crack use, cannabis use etc
• On-site counselling service
• Self development activities
• Complementary therapies
• Education, training and employment support
• Access to recreational and vocational training courses
• Access to Mutual Aid Groups (NA, CA, CAA)
• Specialist Women’s Service in a safe women-only environment
• Family and parenting service for families

97 Cobbold Road
London NW10 9SU
Phone: 020 8459 9510

Addaction is a local Brent service that offers support to people with alcohol and drug related issue. It offers a drop in service, advice and information, referral to other support services and support to the families and carers of young people using drugs and alcohol.

George Street
High Wycombe HP11 2RZ
Phone: 0300 666 2747
Fax: 01494 898489

Oasis provides a range of different interventions aimed at addressing people's drug and alcohol use. Services offered include:

• Advice and information
• Needle and syringe exchange
• Harm reduction advice including the risk of blood borne viruses (BBV) transmission
• Referral to BBV vaccination and support
• Information on other available services in the area
• Drug-related support and referral to structured drug support
• Referral to drug-related services
• Stimulant specific drop in, support advice and information
• Alcohol-related support and referral to structured alcohol support
• Referral to alcohol-related services
• Sign posting, information and referral to other services including prescribing, housing support, GP, financial advice and debt management
• Access to aftercare and social inclusion support
• Support that may be needed before accessing more structured treatment
• Targeted outreach (drug and alcohol)
• Access to alternative and complementary therapies

Remember the people at these organisations are professionally trained and must keep everything you say confidential.

If you're having trouble finding the right type of help, you can always call FRANK on 0300 123 6600 and we can talk through your options.

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