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Published: 04/07/2011

New Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

Worried about how drink and drugs are affecting your life?

Have you had issues in the past you may need a bit more support with?

Or do you just need a bit of information or advice?

It is now even easier for people to access help andadvice through Solent NHS Trust’s new Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.

Delivered in partnership with registered charity, CRI, the service provides information and support for drug and alcohol users over the age of 18 years across most of Hampshire. Anyone who is concerned about a relative or friend and anyone who has and/or has had drink or drug problems in the past will also be able to use the service.

The service offers:

Dawn Roberts, Head of Substance Misuse for Solent NHS Trust said, “Drug and alcohol users are part of our community and the more we can support them to make positive changes, the more it will benefit the community they live in. Our aim is to ensure that every person accessing the service gets the advice and support they need. We understand that sometimes help is needed outside of our opening hours. As well as opening during the day, we have set up an out of hours number to make sure a member of our team is available 24 hours a day.”

The out of hours’ team canbe reached on 023 9268 3371. There is no need to make an appointment to visit the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service. Clients are encouraged to drop-in to their local service whenever they need to. A member of the team is always ready and willing to talk.

The one-stop-shop model offers signposting to organisations such as Job Centre Plus, stop smoking services, education centres and housing associations to support clients at every stage of their recovery and to help them achieve their goals.

For more information or to find your local service, please visit

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service centres are based across Hampshire in:

Solent NHS Trust was created on 1 April 2011. We provide a range of community and specialist mental health services to over a million people in Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire. For more information please contact Lauren Miller, Communications Officer, Solent NHS Trust on 023 8060 8936.

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