Further Help

Alcohol and Drugs

If you are worried about alcohol or drugs use you can always ask your doctor for help.

There are also many free services that can help.

Bristol

Bristol ROADS

Concerned about your use of drugs or alcohol?, ROADS can help if you are:

  • looking for help with your own drug or alcohol use
  • a parent, carer, partner or friend worried about someone you care about
  • working in another organisation and want advice or information about drugs and alcohol effects, services or support for your service users

Drugs and Acohol help

Mon – Fri 9am to 8pm

Sat - 10am to 5pm

Tel: 0117 987 6000

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Supported Housing

Tel: 0117 930 0282

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Website: www.addictionrecovery.org.uk

Family and Carers Support

Tel: 0117 916 6588

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Web: www.dhibristol.org.uk

Advocacy Service

Tel: 0117 965 4444

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Web: www.thecareforum.org

North Somerset

Addiction Recovery Agency

ARA is highly experienced in providing services to people with alcohol problems.

Website: www.addictionrecovery.org.uk

Tel: 01934 415376

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Bath and North East Somerset

DHI – Developing Health and Independence

DHI is highly experienced in providing services to people with alcohol problems.

Website: www.dhi-online.org.uk

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Tel: 01225 329 411

South Gloucestershire

DHI – Developing Health and Independence

DHI is highly experienced in providing services to people with alcohol problems.

Website: www.dhi-online.org.uk

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Tel: 01454 868750

All Areas

Drink Aware

Advice and information on alcohol and its effect on health and wellbeing. Includes latest campaigns and research as well as online tools and resources to manage alcohol intake.

Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

DRINKLINE 24 Hour Helpline: 0800 917 8282

Talk to Frank

Support, advice and information about drugs and alcohol

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Confidential Helpline: 0800 77 66 00

Al – Anon UK

Support, advice and information for anyone affected by a relative or friends alcohol and or other drug use.

Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Confidential Helpline: 0207 403 0888 (Helpline available 10 am - 10 pm, 365 days a year)

Sexual Health

Bristol

Bristol Sexual Health Services

This website lists all of the available sexual health services in Bristol. These services can help with anything at all to do with sexual health. You can find out more information here about emergency contraception, sexual health checks, longer term contraception or if you need help because you have been sexually assaulted. You can access these services at any age. For appointments please see website.

Website: www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/your-hospitals/other-services-in-bristol/bristol-sexual-health-services/

Tel: 0117 342 6944

4YP Bristol

4YP is a way for young people (13 – 24) in Bristol to find free help and advice on sex, relationships and contraception. The website has loads of information and advice on sex and relationships and also can tell you where your local 4YP sexual health service is, as well as all sexual health services in Bristol. 4YP Bristol offers free condoms for young people available at a number of places, visit the website for more information.

Website: www.4ypbristol.co.uk

Bristol Sexual Healthline For sexual health advice and where to go in Bristol for help.

Tel: 0117 342 6944 (Calls charged at local rates) 9am - 5pm / Mon – Fri

North Somerset

Weston Integrated Sexual Health Service @ Weston General Hospital

This service offers free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually related conditions, for people of all ages as well as HIV testing and contraception.

Tel: 01934 88 12 34 (for appointments)

No Worries!

Offers a confidential teenage health service for young people under the age of 21. This service is free and available to all young people who would like help and advice on a whole range of health issues, not just relationships and sex. Available at all No Worries! Clinics. They actively support young people in making positive choices about their health. You can talk to them about topics such as alcohol, bullying, exercise, self harm and smoking. ‘No Worries’! provides a free condom distribution scheme across

North Somerset and can be accessed via a number of different places, see the website for more information.

Website: www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/no-worries

Tel: 01934 425718

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Bath and North East Somerset

For sexual health information:

Website: www.safebanes.co.uk (for local services click on Contax 4 U)

South Gloucestershire

No Worries!

The No Worries! Scheme aims to make it easier for under 21’s to get relationships and sexual health advice and services. They train staff all over South Gloucestershire to be able to offer confidential advice about sex and relationships, to give out free condoms, and to tell you where confidential specialist sexual health services are in your area.

Website: www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/no-worries

Bristol Sexual Health Services – Includes South Glos

This website lists all of the available sexual health services in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. These services can help with anything at all to do with sexual health. You can find out more information here about emergency contraception, sexual health checks, longer term contraception or if you need help because you have been sexually assaulted. You can access these services at any age.

Website: www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/your-hospitals/other-services-in-bristol/bristol-sexual-health-services/

Tel: 0117 342 6944 For appointments please see website.

All Areas

Ask Brook

Tel: 0808 802 1234 Text: 07717 989 023 (standard SMS rates apply)

Website: www.brook.org.uk

For free and confidential sexual health information, support and signposting for all young people under 25

NHS Direct

For all health information and advice

Tel: 0845 4647

Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

For contraception advice you can also visit:

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en/CheckSymptoms/SATs/contraceptionadvice Contraception Advice section of NHS Direct.

The Bridge

The Bridge is also known as a sexual assault referral centre. They house specialist doctors and people who can help following a rape or sexual assault. The Bridge offers a comprehensive sexual assault support service for men, women and children in the Avon and Somerset area.

Tel: 0117 342 6999

Website: www.turntothebridge.org

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