Substance Misuse

  • Substance Misuse

Nearly 1.5 million adults in the UK are affected by a relative’s drug use. This section provides information on services for those, and those caring for someone, living with Substance Misuse, be this alcohol, drugs or solvent misuse.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Meetings and Support for Families and Friends of alcoholics. OPEN meeting, 2nd Wednesday of the month 7.30pm: Stella Maris Pastoral Centre, St Josephs Church, St Michaels Square, 48 Bugle Street SO14 2AH

Helpline: 02740 30888

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Several meetings in Southampton, check the website for details.

Tel: 0845 769 7555

Alcohol Concern

A small independent charity that is committed to reducing harm from alcohol-related problems.

Tel: 0207 5669800
Address: Alcohol Concern, 25 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR

The Bridge

The Bridge is Southampton’s open access drug service and is there to support anyone who wants to begin a recovery journey

Tel: 02380 881400
Address: No 4 The Carronades, New Road, Southampton, SO1 40A

Cassiobury Court

They offer free help and advice for anyone who suffers with addiction and mental health problems. For more information, click here.  This service is based near Watford.

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)

Change, grow, live (CGL) delivers the adult Assessment, Review and Monitoring (ARM) element of the Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.

This is part of a new open and inclusive integrated recovery based service provided in close partnership with:

What we do

We provide the open access single point of contact element of the service with a welcoming point of entry to treatment, assessment and a consistent care coordination role.

We work with service users on their recovery journeys and encourage community participation, ensuring our services are based on quality, timely interventions that provide what the individual needs and at the time that they need it.

By understanding and responding to individuals requirements we develop an approach that responds to local needs; enabling Southampton residents to access support in a wide range of locations and times to suit varying lifestyles and demands.

We aim to connect with people experiencing difficulties and their families, making entry to treatment and support as easy as possible. The service is for those aged 25 and over enabling service users and their families and carers access as easily as possible.

There’s lots to share with you about the new model for delivery of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service in Southampton which includes:

  • An open access service
  • An outreach service
  • A needle exchange
  • Assessment and recovery planning
  • Care coordination, review and monitoring throughout treatment
  • Harm reduction advice and information
  • Brief and psychosocial interventions
  • Family and carer support
  • Criminal justice liaison
  • Referrals for treatment and/or structured interventions
  • Housing advice and support
  • Employment, training and education.
The Carronades
2 New Road
SO14 0AA

United Kingdom

  • Monday: 9:00am – 20:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 17:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 17:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am – 20:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am – 17:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 16:00pm
  • Drop in: 9:30am – 12:20pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm

DASH – No Limits

The DASH service runs in partnership with the Solent NHS Trust to provide help and support for young people who have a problem with drugs, alcohol or solvents.


DIP – Drug Intervention Programme

Specifically for people who use drugs and who are involved with criminal justice agencies. The DIP also provides drug treatment for a person who’s Court Order includes a Probation supervised Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR).

Tel: 02380 881409 | Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm
Out of hours: 0800 389 0420
Address: No. 4 The Carronades, New Road, Southampton, SO14 0AA

E’s Up

E’s Up is for young people in Portsmouth or Southampton who are having problems with Drugs, Alcohol or Solvent misuse and want help.

Tel: 02392 825140


Online resource – Free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day 365 days a year

Tel: 0300 1236600


Advocacy and Peer Support for Drug Users

Tel: 02380 216009
Address: Kingsland Square, St Marys Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW

The New Road

The New Road Centre provides support for more dependent and complex clients they receive referrals from Southampton Alcohol Brief Intervention and Counselling Service (SABICS), Social Services and other specialist substance misuse and mental health services.

Tel: 02380 717171
Address: 2 The Carronades, New Road, Southampton, SO14 0AA

Parent Support Link

Friends/Family affected by substance misuse

Parent Support Link’s aim is to support and inform the families and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol.

24 hour support line:

023 80 399764

Admin Line:

023 80 230645

Parent Support Link offer various support groups throughout Hampshire for those affected by someone else’s drug use (parents, partners, husbands, wives, friends, brothers, sisters, grandparents).

An evening support group in Southampton on the first Tuesday of the month from  7.30 – 9pm offering a safe place to talk through how you are feeling and to share concerns and experiences with others who are coping with drug and alcohol use in the family.  This is a facilitated group meeting

On the 2nd  and 3rd Monday of the month at 10-12  there is a support group (drop-in) to share concerns and experiences with others who are coping with drug and alcohol use.  This is a facilitated group meeting.  Please call PSL for further information.

We are also affiliated with other support groups in the Hampshire area and a list of these is available on our Download page.

Address: 48-50 Vespasian Rd, Bitterne Manor, Southampton, SO18 1AX

Society of St James

Society of St James are a Hampshire-based homelessness charity, providing accommodation and support to over 1000 people at any given time. The people that they work with often have diverse and complex issues surrounding homelessness, including substance/alcohol addiction and mental health problems.

A full menu of support groups we call ‘Roads to Recovery’.  See the Recovery Calendar below for details. These groups will take you through four stages in your recovery journey:

Introduction – access and drop in groups for people new to treatment services
Focus – getting you started in recovery
Action – making changes, achieving goals and trying something new
Opportunity – developing, achieving and moving on

Examples of current groups include:

  • Cannabis support group
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Creative arts sessions
  • Mindfulness
  • Sports sessions including boxing, gym, kickboxing, football and golf (provided by the Saints4Sport project in –
  • partnership with Southamtpon FC’s Saints Foundation)
  • Accessing education and work experiences

Recovery Calendars

Tel: 02380 634596


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