If you are not comfortable talking to your GP about your use of alcohol or drugs then many local support services will accept direct self-referrals. The organisations below provide advice and support for people who may have a problem with alcohol or drug use.
The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service run by Turning Point and Humankind offers advice and support for substance misuse issues for anyone aged 18+. Contact them by:
Phone: 0330 303 8080
GPs, family members, carers and friends, or any other agency, such as social services, can refer someone into the service.
Contact them by:
Phone: 0800 014 7440
Insight Westminster and Insight KC run by Humankind provides free information, advice and help to young people aged between 12 and 25 who are living with or affected by drug or alcohol issues. The service is available to young people living or attending schools within the boroughs of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council.
The Club Drug Clinic is run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). This clinic works with residents of the three boroughs and is based at 69 Warwick Road, SW5. Their highly specialist team includes specialist addiction doctors and psychologists, nurses, counsellors and peer mentors with 'lived experience'. The Club Drug Clinic is an innovative service for adult clubbers and LGBT people who have developed problems with a range of `club drugs'. Contact them on 020 3315 6111
Feeding back on these services
If you have used any of the above services then your local council would welcome your feedback, good and bad, on your experiences; go to our Complaints and feedback to your council page for more details.
The Drug and Alcohol services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are commissioned by the Tri-Borough Substance Misuse and Offender Health Commissioning Team. If you are not happy with a response from the Complaints and Feedback team and want to take the matter further then the Commissioning Team can be contacted on 020 7641 4666