Talk to Frank - Honest information about drugs

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EDP - Christchurch Drug & Alcohol Advisory Service

About this service

EDP provides a free and confidential advice and information service to drug and alcohol users, their families, partners, carers and other agencies in Dorset. You can call us on the phone, drop in to one of our clinics during opening hours, join a group or discuss concerns with one of our trained staff members over the phone. Offers:

  • Advice and information for individuals worried about their drug and alcohol use; Information and advice for professionals working with substance misusers.
  • Harm reduction advice on safer injecting, wound care, overdose prevention and more; Needle exchange and free paraphernalia (vit c and citric, swabs, bins etc).
  • Access to blood borne virus (BBV) testing, advise information and referral to counselling.
  • Help with looking after your general health (Including safer sex, alcohol misuse, nutrition etc) and give support and advice for families, friends or carers of service users.
  • Free acupuncture sessions for help with cravings for stimulants, anxiety and more.
  • Groups for preparation for change and relapse prevention.

Referral (how to access this service)

Self - Contact during opening hours, or leave a message and someone will get in touch. Through your GP and other health professionals or agencies.


Catchment (areas they serve)

Dorset


Get in touch


Opening times

Advice and information by phone 9am - 4.30pm.
Needle Exchange Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm.
One-to-one appointments by arrangement.
Drop in Mon - Fri Mon - Fri 10am - 12pm.



Address

45 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QD
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