Talk to Frank - Honest information about drugs


About this service

Antidote is the UK’s only LGBT+ run and targeted drug and alcohol support service. We’re here to give non-judgemental free advice and support delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers - all of whom identify as LGB or T, and who have a good understanding of the pressures and problems that come with recreational drug or alcohol use.

We offer: • Chemsex advice and support • A structured weekend programme • One-to-one key working to address immediate drug and alcohol support needs • Referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres • Referral to our counselling service • Drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health and steroid use issues • A telephone advice helpline • Training and support for healthcare professionals • Women workers are available across the service

Antidote can help whether you (or someone you know) wants to quit, are thinking of cutting down, or if you’d just like some support or advice about playing more safely.

Referral (how to access this service)

People who identify as LGBT with drug and alcohol issues can self-refer to our service by emailing: or Call 020 7833 1674 and ask for one of the Antidote team.

Catchment (areas they serve)



London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, Greater London, N1 9DN
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Opening times

Antidote are running all services on line during COVID.

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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency