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Waltham Forest Community Drug and Alcohol Team

About this service

The community drug and alcohol team provides confidential drug and alcohol services for residents of Waltham Forest aged 18 and over. Our drug service is for people who are opiate dependent or dependant on other drugs with additional complex needs. Our alcohol service is for dependent drinkers or problem drinkers with complex needs. We work in partnership with other service providers across Waltham Forest to provide a wide range of care to those with substance misuse issues.

CDAT services include: • advice and information • assessment • 1:1 key working and care planning • a range of psycho-social interventions • blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C • vaccination for Hepatitis B • referral to inpatient detox • community care assessments (for funding for residential rehabilitation) • aftercare planning • onward referral and access to a range of complementary services • support to families and carers • group work • substitute prescribing • GP Shared Care scheme • wound care clinic • needle exchange • liver function testing • community detox • relapse prevention prescribing

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)

Waltham Forest


Larkswood Centre, Thorpe Coombe Hospital, 714 Forest Road, London, Greater London, E17 3HP
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Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (door closes at 4.30pm)
Drop-in assessment: 9.30am - 3.45pm daily (except Tuesday am)
Late night clinic Tuesdays (appointment only)

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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