If you are worried that you may be drinking too much alcohol, you can check your intake, start a drink diary and get tips on reducing your drink levels. Visit https://www.onesmallstep.org.uk/content/ouk-devoncty/livewelldevon/home/alcohol.html
If you are taking any illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin find out how these drugs are affecting your body and what help you can get to stop taking them. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/Drugshome.aspx
If you are a veteran or a serving member of the armed forces, you may also be interested in looking at www.devonforcesfamily.org.uk
Get information and support by phone
FRANK is a friendly, confidential drugs advice service.
Helpline: 0300 123 6600
or visit: www.talktofrank.com
Aerosols and solvents
If you misuse gasses, aerosols or solvents, or if someone you know misuses them, Community for Recovery can help.
Helpline: 01785 810762
or visit: www.communityforrecovery.org
If you would like to take the first steps towards drinking or smoking less and need a little support, try the OneSmallStep healthier lifestyle service.
Rise Recovery and Integration Service is a recovery orientated drug and alcohol service delivered across Devon by a partnership of Addaction and EDP Drug and Alcohol Services.
Exeter: 01392 492360
Barnstaple: 01271 859044
Tiverton: 01884 259748
Newton Abbot: 01626 351144
Okehampton: 01837 659476
Y-Smart provides targeted prevention and treatment services for young people under 18 across Devon. Go to www.y-smart.org.uk or call 0800 121 4751 for more information.
Chapter 1 is a national organisation which provides drug and alcohol services in Devon. Find out more at: www.chapter1.org.uk
Freedom Community Alliance run the Freedom Day Centre in Barnstaple.
The Open Door Centre in Exmouth offers a number of services to people, including adicts, such as housing and financial advice, low cost food, clothes store, showering and laundry facilities, and a community cafe. www.opendoorexmouth.org.uk
Honiton Community Action Trust provides local mentoring and support for those living with alcohol or drug addiction. For mor information go to http://devon.cc/communityactiontrust
Talking to someone can help with an addiction issue. If you would like to speak to a counsellor, The Counselling Directory lists professionals who provide talking therapy services in Devon.
If you are having trouble with your drinking or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings throughout Devon. Find out where at www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk or phone 0800 9177 650
Drink Wise Age Well, Devon aims to help people over 50 create a sensible relationship with alcohol. Find out more at http://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk
Narcotics Anonymous hold meetings in Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Ilfracombe. Find out more at Narcotics Anonymous http://ukna.org or phone their helpline on 0300 999 1212.
These organisations provide support nationally:
If you are interested in residential support in Devon for your alcohol or drink issues have a look at:
- Amber Foundation
- The Bridge Project
- Freedom Theraputic Community
- Gabriel House
- Gilead Foundations
- Hilldales Residential Care Home
For drink problems:
- Francis House
Support for families
Some organisations offer support for the families and children of people with drug and alcohol problems.
Al-Anon provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. You can find your nearest meeting at www.al-anonuk.org.uk or phone 020 7403 0888.
Famanon organises meeting in both Exeter and Barnstaple. Find out more at http://famanon.org.uk or phone their helpline on 0845 1200 660.
Alateen supports young people aged 12 – 17. You can find out more at www.al-anonuk.org.uk/public/what-alateen or for information about local meetings phone 020 7593 2070.
RISE is a drug and alcohol service delivered across Devon by a partnership of Addaction and EDP Drug and Alcohol Services. Part of their work is to support the families of adicts.
You may prefer to get information and advice online.
FRANK for friendly, confidential drugs advice and online chat.
TheSite has non-judgmental facts and advice about drink and drugs.
Solve It deals with help and advice about solvent abuse.
OneSmallStep take the first steps towards drinking less