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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.

The Gate
John Dobbin Road
158-166 Northgate
County Durham
Darlington DL1 1QU
Phone: 01325 267230
Fax: 01325 243377

We offer a 'Recovery-orientated' approach to substance misuse (drug and alcohol) treatment including:

• Recovery coaches to support an individual through their journey to Recovery
• Advice and Information
• Prescribing Service
• Psychosocial Interventions
• Family Support service
• Individual and Group work
• Structured Day Care activities
• Access to Alternative and Complementary therapies
• Access to Peer Mentoring and Mutual Aid services
• Harm Reduction

The NECA young persons service is called SWITCH

Young People's Centre
114 Springfield Road
Essex
Chelmsford CM2 6LF
Phone: 01245 493311

The Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS) offers information, advice, support and a range of structured interventions to young people, their parents and carers, on issues of illegal drugs, alcohol and solvents.

EYPDAS works in partnership with Open Road in Essex to provide the CHOICES Integrated Recovery Management System for young people, adults and families who are affected by substance misuse, providing a single gateway into recovery for clients of all ages.

82 Risbygate Street
Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3AQ
Phone: 01284 701702
Fax: 01284 704060

Aims to get people off drink and drugs completely so that they are able to remain abstinent and enjoy a much improved quality of life. Do this through a process of assessment, detoxification , treatment and extensive aftercare. Will help people who have problems with opiates, alcohol , benzodiazepines and any of the other substances that can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Will work with people with dual diagnosis who may be taking medication as long as they are able to engage with group therapy.

85 South Parade
North Yorkshire
Northallerton DL7 8SJ
Phone: 01609 780486
Fax: 01609 779012

HARCAS (Hambleton AND Richmondshire Community Addiction Service) provides help and support for people with problems around drugs, alcohol, or gambling. Offers a wide range of services including:

• one to one counselling
• group work
• support groups
• general advice and harm reduction information
• needle exchange services (including mobile needle exchange)
• support for many issues such as housing, employment and training
• referral to specialist services for medical support including detox and prescribing if necessary

590 Seven Sisters Road
Tottenham
London N15 6HR
Phone: 020 8800 6999
Fax: 020 8802 0081

HAGA offers a range of community and residential services for problem drinkers and their families in Haringey. Services include confidential advice, information and ongoing support to help reduce the negative effects of alcohol misuse on individuals and the community. A specialist domestic violence worker is available by appointment.

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


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