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Drug treatment options and help

Advice and support

Free and confidential help, advice, support and treatment is available in South Gloucestershire following an assessment of your needs.

Developing Health and Independence (DHI) are the South Gloucestershire Drug and Alcohol treatment providers. They can help if you have concerns about your use of any substances, including heroin, cocaine, over the counter medications, cannabis, novel psychoactive substances or other substances causing concern to your health and wellbeing.

CallĀ 01454868750 to speak to a member of our team, or email, for further information or to access the help available.

Assessments and referrals

The service encourages self-referrals; however anyone can refer with the consent of the person who needs the support, all it takes is a phone call.

The triage support coordinator will ask some questions related to your use of substances, this will help them to find out the best team to put you in touch with. They will then discuss the next step with you, which may be a comprehensive assessment at the treatment office closest to you. Depending on your circumstances, the worker who sees you will meet your needs, for instance, if you are experiencing mental ill health as well as misusing substances or if you are pregnant, so please advise the triage coordinator of everything that you feel they need to know.

Support offered can range from a brief conversation to answer a query, to advice regarding help and treatment available, all the way through to detoxification and rehabilitation if it is required.

SPACED (Stimulant, Psychoactive, Club and Experimental Drugs)

SPACED offers people free and confidential information, advice and support on Stimulant, Psychoactive, Alternative, Club and Experimental Drugs for people living in South Gloucestershire. These substances are commonly called Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and were sometimes called legal highs.


If you are a professional and would like information about drug and alcohol awareness training, please contact us on 01454 863020 or emailĀ

Legal position on drugs

For up to date information on the legal status on substances, talk to FRANK.

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