Resources: Alcohol and drugs

ADT Healthcare

ADT Healthcare is a free helpline for people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The service is particularly helpful for family members affected by a loved one’s addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA

Alcoholics anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcoholism. Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol. National helpline also available.

Battle Against Tranquillisers

BAT offers mutual support to anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines etc. they take or to come off these tranquillisers. There is no pressure and clients are encouraged to be in charge of their own withdrawal. Family, friends and carers are also welcome.

Hawkspring

Hawkspring offers a unique ‘whole family’ approach to drug and alcohol support services. They offer a range of services for individuals aged 18+ who are misusing drugs and/or alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. There are no fees and they offer a helpline, meetings, literature, committees and development services.

Nilaari Agency

A BME service specialising in culturally appropriate programmes for mental health, (re)offending behaviour and problematic substance abuse, Nilaari offers therapies and programmes tailored to individuals based in inner city Bristol.

Prism LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support

Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.

Smart Recovery UK

Smart Recovery is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances as well as compulsive behaviours.

The Junction

The Junction Project is an accommodation-based drug and alcohol service, accredited and funded by Bristol City Council. We provide good quality housing combined with individual support to men and women whose lives have been directly affected by alcohol or substance misuse. Service-user involvement plays a significant part in both the philosophy and direction of our services; all support planning is devised in conjunction with service users.

The Southmead Project

Southmead Project provides free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

The Swan Project

Based in Montpelier and specialising in alcohol addiction recovery, The Swan Project offers a range of low-cost counselling and therapeutic services which aim to empower the personal recovery and growth of anyone committed to reducing their drinking.

Western Counselling

Located in Weston-Super-Mare, Western Counselling offers a structured, abstinence-based, 12 step residential treatment program. Services include alcohol detox, drug detox, rehabilitation and aftercare.