Substance Misuse

Community Substance Misuse Team

 Who Are We?

The CSMT are a dedicated team of Drug and Alcohol Keyworkers who offer a range of services to people who are having problems with their drug and/or alcohol use.

We do not ask for a commitment to abstinence before we will work with you. We aim to help you make informed choices and to minimise harm.

 When are the Clinics?

At the Primary Care Centre there is a Shared Care clinic on Tuesday Mornings from 9.30am to 1pm and Thursday mornings from 9am to 12noon.

A GP referral only clinic is run on alternate Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm

 How Do I Make An Appointment?

We encourage people to refer themselves for treatment. This can be done by calling our office on 01743 258800.

We also take referrals from GPs at the health centre.

 What Services Are Offered?
  • Substance Misuse Assessments

An opportunity to talk through your problem and to find out how we may be able to help you.

  • Counselling

For those who want to look at the underlying reasons for their substance misuse and make positive changes.

  • Detoxification

We can arrange a referral for in-patient detoxification at a specialist unit. Home detoxification is also available after assessment.

  • Substitute Prescribing

For those looking to stabilise and reduce their drug use with the aim of becoming drug free. This is carried out with the aid of GP/Specialist Prescribers.

  • Advice and Information

Leaflets for general health advice; drugs and alcohol information; safe injecting; sexual health. You can speak to a member of the team on any of these issues or other matters that may be worrying you.

 Useful Websites

For more information, we recommend that you look at these other resources.

Talk to Frank –

Family Alcohol & Drug Support –