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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.

31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QZ
Phone: 01934 415 376
Fax: 01934 643 082

ARA provides support and information for anyone aged 18 or over who has concerns about their own drinking or someone else's. Offers a range of support in the form of 1-1 sessions, topic based workshops and an integrated approach for clients to make changes to their drinking.

13/14 Milton Road
Swindon SN1 5JE
Phone: 01793 695 405
Fax: 01793 531 897

SWADS offers a wide range of information, advice and professional support in a safe and comfortable environment or by telephone. Our service is designed for clients aged over 16 years and offers:
• Counselling
• Structured day programme
• Holistic therapies
• Aftercare support
• Art therapy
• Music projects
• Carers support

We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities including anyone struggling with ill health, addiction, grief, displacement, unemployment, loneliness, social isolation and anxiety.

Fulstone House
130 Mile End Lane
Greater Manchester
Stockport SK2 6BY
Phone: 0161 484 0000
Fax: 0161 484 0011

Residential or non residential abstinent programmes for drug or alcohol dependent people who are 18 years or over and want to become and remain drug or alcohol free.

• Treatment for drug and/or alcohol dependency
• Group work and one to one counselling
• Family support
• Back to work programmes
• Accredited training courses

118-124 The Stow
Harlow CM20 3AS
Phone: 01279 438 716
Fax: 01279 641 140

ADAS aims to work in partnership to support individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug misuse to enable them to make positive lasting changes which improve the quality of their lives. Provides support groups and satellite services around West Essex, call for details.

5 Greaves Street
Greater Manchester
Oldham OL1 1QN
Phone: 0161 624 9595
Fax: 0161 785 3727

Bridging the Gap is an innovative training programme designed to help people who have experienced substance misuse related problems gain the skills needed to become work ready.

The programme has received national acclaim, winning numerous community awards and has had impressive feedback from students showing that:
• 100% plan to onto voluntary or paid work
• 100% of students felt more confident
• 100% felt more motivated
• 96% had more self respect

Bridging the Gap has a proven track record of proving a pathway into paid employment, voluntary work or further education through gaining skills and experience in the workplace via placements.

If you are interested in enrolling on a BtG course all you need to do is give us a call.

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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