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WDP - Hackney Drug Interventions Programme

About this service

WDP Hackney is a recovery support service for adults who are affected by drug and alcohol problems and have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Services offered include:

  • Drug Interventions Programme (DIP), working in partnership with the police, probation and courts
  • Assessment of people’s needs in relations to their drug and alcohol problems
  • One-to-one key working sessions
  • Counselling & psychology intervention
  • Access to group work
  • BBV screening and immunisation
  • Rapid access to opiate substitute prescribing referral to other specialist prescribing services
  • Assessment for detoxification and rehabilitation
  • Assessment for Drug Rehabilitation Requirement and Alcohol Treatment Requirement
  • Dedicated Prison Link Worker offering support prior and post release from prison
  • Extended brief interventions for alcohol users
  • Dedicated Women’s Practitioner who works with all female service users
  • Support for people with the 'dual diagnosis' of mental health and substance use problems
  • Access to housing, legal and debt advice, including support from a WDP housing practitioner
  • Referral to aftercare services, including education, training and employment support.
  • Access to mutual aid groups
  • Ongoing support to assist individuals in their recovery journey upon becoming abstinent

Referral (how to access this service)

Clients can access the service through the following routes; self referral, prison referral via CARATs, arrest referral service in Shoreditch and Stoke Newington custody suites and referred via courts as part of Restrictions on Bail. For more information call WDP Hackney on 0300 303 2611 or email

Catchment (areas they serve)

London Borough of Hackney


Unit 13, Tudor Grove, Hackney, London, Greater London, E9 8QL
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Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. 24/7 Helpline on 0808 168 8669.

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