If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol contact Addaction on 01934 437 940 or visit the service at 35 The Boulevard, Weston-Super-Mare.
Addaction is open during the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 5pm
- Wednesday and Friday 8am to 8pm,
Addaction offer a range of services for adult residents in North Somerset who are suffering from drug and or alcohol issues. Addaction also supports the families, friends and careers of people with drug or alcohol problems. These services include: a range of psycho therapies, both as one to one and group interventions; pharmacological treatments; facilitation into inpatient detox and residential treatment; physical and mental health treatment and education and training.
Find out more about AddAction and the services they offer here: North Somerset AddAction
There are 12 Needle Exchanges in North Somerset, these are an essential in reducing the problems associated with injecting drug use, in particular the spread of blood borne viruses. If you are injecting any drugs (including steroids or other performance or image enhancing drugs) you should be using the needle exchange services listed below to collect sterile injecting equipment and to dispose of used needles and syringes.
Find your nearest needle exchange here:
If you find a discarded needle, don’t touch or hide it. If it is on public land then North Somerset Council will aim to dispose of it within two hours of being made aware. If the needle is on private land, tell the land owner.
To report a needle to North Somerset Council, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/needle or call 01934 888 802.
Alternative supportive services
There are other services which can offer you or someone you know support with an alcohol or drug problem, these include:
- Your GP
- Your local pharmacist
- North Somerset Council’s Health Trainers – contact on 01934 427 661
- Alcoholic anonymous – local meetings can be found here: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting
- Narcotics anonymous – local meetings can be found here: www.ukna.org/meetings/search
Drug and alcohol Awareness
If you would like to find out more about drugs, alcohol and their associated health risks, visit Talk To Frank.