Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addiction Services

Adfam

National charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Provides support, information and signposting via its website, including help identifying local support groups and therapy.

W: https://www.adfam.org.uk/home

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship for people to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Offer information and support, as well as helping people to identify local groups.

W: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

T: 0800 9177 650

E: help@aamail.org

Antidote

LGBT+ drug and alcohol service. Offer a number of different interventions, depending on need, as well as sexual health input where required (e.g. chem sex).

Their social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene. Can see locally via Club Drug Clinic. Part of the organisation, London Friend.

  • One-to-one key working to address immediate drug and alcohol support needs
  • Referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres
  • Referral to their counselling service
  • Drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health and steroid use issues
  • A intensive structured weekend programme (SWAP)
  • A telephone advice helpline

W: http://londonfriend.org.uk/antidote

T: 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm on weekdays)

Helpline: 0300 330 0630

E: office@londonfriend.org.uk

Build on Belief

Offers a range of socially based services for people who have, or have had alcohol and drug addiction issues. Run in the main by volunteers who have had problems themselves in the past.

Services are designed to complement the existing treatment system, offering support, social interaction and a range of activities when there is often nowhere else for people to go, for example at the weekends.

W: https://www.buildonbelief.org.uk

A: 69 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9HB

T: 020 8746 5800 ext 55540

E: bob@buildonbelief.org.uk

Cannabis and Psychosis – Explore the Link

Canadian website which attempts to answer the most commonly asked questions about the link between cannabis and psychosis. Written by scientists, and those who’ve experienced first hand the impact of cannabis use. Aimed at the younger population, perhaps experiencing their first episode.

W: http://cannabisandpsychosis.ca

Club Drug Clinic

A service for adult clubbers and LGBT people who live in K&C and have developed problems with a range of ‘club drugs’ e.g. GHB/ GBL, mephedrone, ketamine, methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine and legal highs. Highly skilled at working with LGBT people where substance misuse problems may be linked to lifestyle and sexual behaviour. Can offer:

• Medically assisted withdrawal from substances or detoxification, including drug plus alcohol detoxes and GHB/GBL detoxifications. Also prescribe to help the side-effects of coming off stimulants, mephedrone etc    

• Talking treatments, led by psychologists, counsellors and peer mentors.

• On-site sexual health screening and support

• Liaison and referral for physical problems including bladder and kidney problems; HIV and blood borne viruses; mental health problems etc.

W: http://clubdrugclinic.cnwl.nhs.uk

A: 69 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9HB

T: 020 3315 6111

E: clubdrugclinic.cnwl@nhs.net

Club Soda

A mindful drinking movement, aiming to support people to change their drinking habits, whether that’s to cut down, stop for a bit or quit. Offers weekly supportive emails, a friendly online community, information and resources and details about alcohol-free social events that occur across the UK.

An 8 week online course is available at a cost of £35. Other resources are largely free.

W: https://joinclubsoda.co.uk

Drinkline 

National alcohol helpline providing information & advice to callers concerned about their own drinking. Families, friends and carers of someone with alcohol problems can also contact the helpline.

Tel: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

Drug and Alcohol Service (Turning Point)

Provides substance misuse support and recovery services to residents of K&C in a variety of ways. Can refer for detox and rehabilitation. Can also offer support to family and friends affected in the form of six 1:1 sessions with a support worker, as well as a weekly drop in carers group – currently every Wednesday at Earl’s Court Health and Wellbeing Centre. 

Self and professional referrals accepted.

A: Acorn Hall, 1 East Row, London, W10 5AR

T: 020 8960 5599 or 0330 303 8080

E: daws@turning-point.co.uk

Referral form for professionals: https://www.changegrowlive.org/sites/cri.org.uk/files/the_alcohol_service_referral_form.pdf

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous Ltd.

  • A peer support group for people who experience the effects of drug or alcohol problems, as well as mental health issues.
  • It offers hope, support, fellowship and recovery by following a ‘12 Step + 5’ programme, which addresses substance misuse and mental health at the same time.
  • Professionals and family members also welcome to meetings

Meetings occurs six days a week (Mon-Sat) at various sites across K&C (including SK&C MHU), Shepherd’s Bush and Ealing – see website for details.

W: https://www.ddauk.org

T: 07702 510 110

E: info@ddauk.org

Dual Diagnosis Team

The CNWL Dual Diagnosis Team works with KCW clients with co-existing serious mental health diagnoses and substance use issues, and for whom engaging with mainstream services can be difficult. Patients must be linked in to secondary mental health services to be eligible, and agree to the referral.

Referral can be from CMHT’s, carers or self-referrals. When a referral is made an initial meeting with CMHT is conducted with the service users care co-ordinator or LPC attending the first meeting. An Assertive Outreach Approach is adopted by Dual Diagnosis Team with support including:

  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Harm minimisation
  • Relapse prevention
  • Referral onwards to CGL/ Turning Point/ rehabilitation

A: RBKC Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX

T: 020 7361 3984

E: cnw-tr.dualdiagnosiswestminster.cnwl@nhs.net

Families Anonymous

Support for family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of substances, or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly (most locally St Marys, The Boltons, SW10 9TB). Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.

W: www.famanon.org.uk

Helpline: 0845 1200 660

T: 0207 4984 680

E: office@famanon.org.uk

GamCare

The leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Provides self-help resources, access to group chatrooms and support forums, a helpline, and face-to-face and online counselling.

W: https://www.gamcare.org.uk

T: 0808 8020 133 – National Gambling HelpLine

Insight

A free, friendly and confidential young people’s support service. Provide information, advice and help to young people between the ages of 12 – 25 who are living with or affected by drug or alcohol issues. Offer support, guidance and help setting goals for the future, as well as activities to provide distractions from cravings and teach new skills such as music (mixing room), sport and social activities.

W: https://insightyoungpeople.org.uk

A: 51 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NR

T: 020 8960 5510 

E: insight@blenheimcdp.org.uk

Printable leaflet: https://blenheimcdp.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/INSIGHT_PostCard-28148x10529_AW.pdf

Minds United Football Club

A K&C community football club supporting adults with mental health and/ or substance misuse issues to connect to their community, socialise and improve their wellbeing. All genders and abilities (including newcomers) are warmly welcomed to join in. On every Saturday between 12-2pm in W10. Turn up and play!

W: Minds United FC Facebook page

A: Meet at 32 Southern Row, London W10 5AN

T: Contact Coach TK on 07400100207

E: mindsunitedfc@gmail.com

Printable Poster/ Leaflet

Narcotics Anonymous

A non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The aim of the program is complete abstinence from all drugs.

W: http://ukna.org

Helpline: 0300 999 1212 (10am-12am)

National Problem Gambling Clinic

Provides treatment for complex, problem gamblers living in England and Wales aged 16 and over. Also offers support to family/ friends.

(See link for what they deem ‘complex’: https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-national-problem-gambling-clinic/refer/)

A: 69 Warwick Road, London, SW5 9BH

T: 020 7381 7722

E: gambling.cnwl@nhs.net

Outside Edge Theatre Company

Aims to change the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol addiction through theatre. Offer free drama workshops to support people to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build life skills and confidence. Drop-in sessions every Thursday 6-8pm. They ask that people abstain on the day they access the group.

W: http://edgetc.org

A: 61 Munster Road, London SW6 5RE

T: 0207 371 8020

E: admin@edgetc.org

Soberistas

An online community of people who chat and support each other in solving their drinking problem in a friendly, practical and positive way. 

Primarily a social networking website, Soberistas was introduced to support harder to reach groups, such as those who drink at home, and who may not actively seek help in traditional healthcare settings.

Provides a range of information, monthly webinars, personal stories and the opportunity to consult a doctor specialising in addictions online. A subscription fee is required to access some parts of the website, though plenty is available for free.

W: https://soberistas.com

Talk to Frank

Free, confidential advice to educate and advise young people about the potential effects of drugs and alcohol. 

W: http://www.talktofrank.com

T: 0300 123 6600

E: frank@talktofrank.com

SMS: 82111

Online ‘chats’ also available

The Alcohol Service (CGL)

A free and confidential alcohol service for adults, families, carers and affected others in the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Can provide:
• Assessment, referral, advice and information
• Access to community/ inpatient detoxification and rehab
• Blood borne virus screening and vaccination
• Counselling
• Home visits
• Specialist key-work sessions
• Health and wellbeing checks
• Family and carer support

Self and professional referrals accepted.

W: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/the-alcohol-service-hammersmith-fulham-kensington-chelsea-westminster

T: 0800 0147 440 

E: thealcoholservice.info@cgl.org.uk

Online form available for professionals: https://www.changegrowlive.org/sites/cri.org.uk/files/the_alcohol_service_referral_form.pdf