Seeking Help with Substance Misuse?
If you or somebody you know is experiencing problems with drug or alcohol misuse and looking for support or treatment, then please take a look at the following local services to find out how they can help. They offer a free an confidential service and you can self refer.
The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) provides substance misuse support and recovery services to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster.
The service is run by Turning Point and supports residents, their families, friends, employers and the community to make positive changes to any issues they may be having around drugs and alcohol.
We’ll offer a wide range of advice, brief support, structure support to work with residents to address and overcome any drug and alcohol related issues and to help people improve the quality of their health and wellbeing.
The team across the three boroughs, includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, recovery workers, support workers, complementary therapists, peer mentor volunteers, counsellors and trainers. There are lots of different people who can offer their support, knowledge and encouragement to help you achieve your recovery.
The Alcohol Service (TAS) is a free and confidential alcohol service run by Change Live Grow (CGL) for adults, families, carers and affected others in the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.
Our service is for anyone experiencing difficulty with alcohol use or who are affected by alcohol use issues. We can meet with you at a venue close to your home, such as your GP practice or an appropriate venue that is local to you. We will discuss your needs with you and together develop a tailored care plan to help you progress towards your individual goals.
You will be able to select from a menu of treatment options and we will support you to choose the appropriate level and type of support for your needs. The length, frequency and intensity of your treatment will be agreed as part of your personalised plan. Whether you have recently become concerned about your alcohol use, or you have been drinking for many years, The Alcohol Service can support you to make healthier choices and improve your lifestyle.
Peer Led Recovery
Build on Belief aims to give people somewhere to go when mainstream drug and alcohol services are closed or cannot help. Many of our drop-in services run at the weekend. We aim to give our service users access to opportunities that they cannot obtain through the conventional treatment system. Music workshops, sports clubs, arts, alternative therapies, food and drink, and a strong sense of community are just some of the things on offer to anyone who visits us.
BoB does not offer therapeutic services, but instead provides a range of socially based services intended to support people through their treatment journey while they work to move forward with their lives. After all, for many people dealing with a substance use issue is one thing, and rebuilding your life a completely different, but equally complex matter.
Outside Edge aims to change the lives of people affected by chemical addiction through theatre and drama.
We are the only theatre company working nationally on theatre and performance focused specifically on tackling addiction and substance misuse.
Set up in 1998 by Creative Director Phil Fox, himself an actor and a former addict, the work of the company builds from Phil’s own experience of theatre leading to recovery from addiction. The company continues to work from the premise that engaging in performance and exploring issues through interactive drama has the ability to bring about positive change in the lives of people affected by drug or alcohol addiction.
Through our work we support people affected by chemical addiction to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery at all stages.
Additionally, the company provides theatre productions of new work and training for professionals.
Harm Reduction Services
The CNWL Club Drug Clinic is an innovative service for adult clubbers and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) people who live in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and have developed problems with a range of ‘club drugs’. It is a free NHS service provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).
Our highly specialist CNWL Club Drug Clinic team includes: specialist addiction doctors and psychologists, nurses, counsellors and peer mentors with `lived experience’. The team is based in Earls Court and accepts referrals from anyone who can get to us.
We proudly work with people from all backgrounds. We have a young and vibrant team who are excellent at working with young adult clubbers.
CNWL in partnership with Antidote, offer a bespoke service for those from LGBT communities – especially men who have sex with men. Together we are highly skilled at working with LGBT people where substance misuse problems may be linked to lifestyle and sexual behaviour. Our team has cultural competence in working with LGBT issues and can help with the psychological, sexual, physical, relationship, housing and work problems related to club drug use.