Drugs and alcohol
A wide range of free drug and alcohol services provide advice, information, treatment and aftercare to residents needing support and to those who are worried about them. They offer a range of confidential treatment options, including advice, assessment and counselling.
How can I use the services?
The services and treatments are for borough residents and are voluntary and free. You can obtain a referral from your GP or other health or social care professional. You can also refer yourself but you will need to make an appointment by phone for most services. Drop-in services are also available.
What are the main services?
If you need, or someone you know needs, to talk about any drug or alcohol related problem just contact any of these services for more information:
Hampton Wick and North Road Surgeries
These GP practices have specialist nurses and provide treatment for problematic drug and/or alcohol use.
Phone: 020 8977 2638 (Hampton Wick Surgery)
KCA Richmond offers free counselling to people whose lives are affected by drugs and/or alcohol. The service provides short term, focused and specialist counselling in a safe, friendly and confidential setting. It offers help to find solutions that are practical, realistic and achievable, as well as counselling for couples and families who are affected.
Phone: 0300 303 1389
REACH Structured Day Programme
The REACH Structured Day Programme lasts for 12 weeks and provides intensive treatment for people with drug and/or alcohol issues. It consists of weekly group work, one-to-one sessions and helps to access other therapies such as activity sessions, life skills, education, training and employment.
Phone: 020 8891 0161
Richmond Community Drug and Alcohol Team (CDAT)
Richmond CDAT is a specialist treatment service for people with complex drug and/or alcohol problems. The service is staffed by a team of nurses, social workers and doctors who help to develop individual treatment plans.
Phone: 020 8772 5679
Richmond DAIS provides a friendly, confidential, drop-in service for anyone experiencing difficulty with drugs and/or alcohol. Friends and family who are affected can also use the service. You can make an appointment if you prefer.
Phone: 020 8891 0161
NHS Richmond provides a full list of drug and alcohol services in the borough, including centre opening times, locations, needle and syringe exchange outlets and carers’ support groups.
Sorted4.info is a local website providing information, advice and support aimed at 13 – 17 year olds, parents, families and professionals.
The SPEAR Team offers services to residents who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless and have drug and/or alcohol problems. It also provides an outreach service for drug and alcohol users. The team can help to access, or remain in, treatment.
Phone: 07827 237 694
Young People's Drug and Alcohol Support (YPDAS)
YPDAS offers advice, information and support to anyone aged 18 or under and those who are worried about them. Staff can offer support over the phone or arrange to meet in private.
Phone: 020 8878 4887
The website offers information and help to the families of those with drug and alcohol problems.
Phone: 020 7553 7640
Al-Anon Family Groups
For those worried about the effects of alcohol on friends or family.
Phone: 020 7403 0888
A national agency for alcohol problems that campaigns for effective policy and better services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.
Provides Information, advice and facts about drugs for young people, families and carers, including an A-Z of drugs.
Phone: 0800 77 66 00
Know Your Limits
An NHS website providing health information, resources and advice on safe drinking.
National Treatment Agency (NTA)
A special health authority within the NHS established to improve the availability and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.
A directory of residential rehabilitation services for adult drug and/or alcohol misusers in England or Wales.
and facilitates access to other therapies such as activity sessions, life skills, education, training and employment.
Phone: 020 8891 0161