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Drugs and Alcohol

"Working to ensure all those requiring treatment for their drug dependence have access to high quality and effective care that is tailored to their needs; that is recovery focused, and enables reintegration into the community"

Keeping Vulnerable People Safe

Drugs and alcohol are major drivers of crime and anti-social behaviour across the country. While Sutton is fortunate in being a low crime borough, we are not complacent and we have a comprehensive drugs and alcohol programme to help address what is a national problem.

We work closely with all the many organisations involved, including the Council, Police and Health Authorities to commission a range of local drugs and alcohol services for adults and young people in Sutton. We make sure that our treatment programmes are both effective and accessible. Our drug services include:

  • Advice and information: available from GP surgeries, hospitals, schools and libraries
  • Harm reduction/prevention: this involves needle exchanges and 'outreach' services
  • Structured day care treatment: this could be a 12 week care plan involving one-to-one and group counselling, life skills education, relapse prevention and social therapy
  • Residential rehabilitation: this could involve Adult Social Services providing 12-24 week care on an individual basis.

Where to Get help!

Adult drug services

  • Community Drug Services for South London. Tel 020 8773 9393. Aged 18 and over. franco@cdssl.org; www.cdssl.org
  • Sutton Community Drug Team. Tel 020 8296 4489. Aged 17 and over.
  • Wandle Valley Health Centre - Shared Care. Opiate addiction treatment. Tel 020 8544 2180.
  • Kaleidoscope. Tel 020 8549 2681. Aged 18 and over. www.kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk
  • Equinox Substance Misuse Service - Day Programme. Tel 020 8770 0108. Aged 18 and over. www.equinoxcare.org.uk

Needle Exchange Schemes: There are no longer any needle exchange schemes being run by any pharmacies.

Drug Intervention Programme (DIP)

  • Workers who provide a link between the Criminal Justice agencies and the Treatment Service.
  • Arrest Referral Worker. Tel 07968 358 421
  • Stepping Out Worker. Tel 07811 128 522. To assist residents coming out of prison and residential rehabilitation
  • DIP contact for professional and DIP clients: Equinox Tel 020 8770 0108.

Adult Services

  • Community Alcohol Team. Tel 020 8682 6931. Aged 18 and over.
  • Equinox Substance Misuse Service. Tel 020 8770 0014. www.equinoxcare.org.uk

Young People Substance Misuse Services

  • Sutton Youth Awareness Programme. Tel 020 8770 0017. Aged under 25.
  • The Loft. Tel 07736 338 095. Aged 12-18.
  • CAMHS Substance Misuse Service. Tel 020 8652 7914. Aged under 18.

National Helplines

pdf icon Drugs & Alcohol Directory [117kb]