Drug and alcohol misuse treatment

Do you need help?

If you are unsure of what help you, or someone you know can get, please contact Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS)
email: roads@bdp.org.uk
Telephone: 0117 987 6000.

Alternatively, if you are a professional looking to support someone to access ROADS services, you can fill in the ROADS Engagement Referral Form (pdf, 68 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 68k) (opens new window) .

ROADS Referral Pathway (pdf, 317 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 317k) (opens new window)

About the Bristol Substance Misuse Team

Safer Bristol Partnership's Substance Misuse Team aims to support drug and alcohol users and their carers in Bristol by ensuring they can access the best treatment and support quickly and easily. A carer is someone who is concerned about or affected by someone else's drug use. A carer could be a family member, partner or friend.

We work with substance misuse providers, service users and community groups to provide a range of substance misuse treatment services and support to meet the needs of a diverse community.

ROADS (the treatment system commissioned by the Substance Misuse Team) offers a wide range of support to people who have problems with alcohol and/or drugs.

This includes heroin and crack cocaine, psychoactive substances (such as mephedrone), Khat and over the counter medication. Getting people a safe place to stay and helping them back into work can also be key to helping them recover.

Draft needs assessment

The Substance Misuse Team have produced a draft needs assessment (pdf, 4MB) (opens new window) . We'd like feedback from a wide range of people who are involved in and benefit from our work. This is to ensure we're accurately representing the substance misuse needs within Bristol. 

We're keen to hear your views.  Fill in the template (word doc, 25k) (opens new window) to give any feedback you have, and send it to smtrecommissioning@bristol.gov.uk by 25 July 2016.

Range of support for substance misuse

Young people

The Bristol Youth Links (BYL) Team work with children and young people aged 8-19 years (up to 24 with a learning difficulty or disability) who live in Bristol and who are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol or who have a family member who has a drug or alcohol problem.

BYL provide evidence based and outcome-focused 1-1 interventions for up to eight weeks and small group work to help children and young people deal with problems early, before they experience a greater level of harm.

This is the first point of contact for most young people who need support for drug and alcohol use in Bristol.

email: youth.links@bdp.org.uk
Telephone: 0117 987 6008
Bristol Drugs Project website

Young people with more complex needs

Safer Bristol commissions treatment services to work with those who use drugs and alcohol:

Young People’s Substance Misuse Treatment Service, for those with multiple health or social needs
email: bernadette.chinnock@cchp.nhs.uk 
Telephone: 0117 342 5729

Drugs and Young People’s Project , for those with complex needs who have social workers (referral by social worker only)
email: sarah.northeast@bristol.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 377 2997

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