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Drug and Alcohol Service Survey

To help us evaluate the existing service, and shape the future offer, the City of London Corporation would like to hear your views and experiences of the drug and alcohol service; Square Mile Health delivered by Westminster Drug Project (WDP).

Square Mile Health aims to provide professional services to a range of individuals who wish to receive advice, assessment and treatment for their drug and alcohol problems.

We invite you to complete the survey, whether you have used the service or not, by the 12th May 2019.

Additionally, if you would like the opportunity to talk to commissioners and the service managers, we are holding two drop in sessions at the Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2V 7HH on the 7th May 2019 at the following times:

  • 9:30am - 11:30am
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We look forward to receiving your feedback.

WDP Square Mile Health​ provides treatment and support for City of London residents who need help with a drug and/or alcohol problem.

If you require help and advice around your drug and/or alcohol problem, would like to make a referral in to our services or would like to arrange training support for your organisation please get in touch:

  • Email: City Enquires
  • Smoking cessation enquiries - 0300 303 2715 (option one)
  • Drug and alcohol cessation enquiries - 0300 303 2715 (option two)

For 25 years WDP has been providing services across London, the South East and East of England, offering thousands of people the support that they need to lead fulfilling lives, free from dependency.

The support it provides is underpinned by its close working relationship with all of our stakeholders and partners, including service users. This ensures that sustainable change is achieved for individuals, families and the wider community, and that these changes are maintained across WDP's services. Please follow the above service types and service locations to find out more about what is available.

Other support and resources

Alcohol

Services

Your GP is a good place to start if you would like help with your alcohol use. They will be able to assess your level of drinking and advise you about services that are available and most appropriate for you within your residential area.

Online information

  • Don't Bottle It Up If you are concerned about your drinking habits, take the test to assess how risky your drinking is.
  • NHS Choices Alcohol Support, Learn about alcohol units, how to track your consumption and tips for cutting down.
  • Change4Life See the NHS video for more tips and advice on how to cut down your alcohol intake.

Mutual aid groups and etools

Mutual aid groups are available for individuals to attend and support each other to reduce or abstain from drinking alcohol. Etools are interactive web based tools to assist you with assessing your alcohol use and how to reduce or abstain from using alcohol.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is formed by members with a desire to stop drinking, sharing their experiences, strength and hope.
  • UK SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is for those who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence from any kind of addictive behaviour.
  • Moderation Management is a behavioural change programme and support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Down Your Drink and Drinkaware provide information, exercises and tools to help reduce or abstain from drinking alcohol.
  • Drinksmeter provides anonymous, objective feedback on alcohol use that allows you to compare your use against thousands of people across the globe.
  • Liver 4 Life offers support and education, as well as undertaking campaigns on behalf of people with a liver condition, to improve their care, their treatment and their support services.

Drugs

There are many organisations that can provide information and advice about prescription, over-the-counter, legal highs or illegal drugs including image enhancing drugs.

Services

Your GP is a good place to start. They will be able to advise you about the services that are available and most appropriate for you.

To find out more about organisations that can offer confidential advice and support, here are a few suggestions:

Online information

  • FRANK offers friendly and confidential advice and support on how to get help
  • NHS Choices provides information about the effects of drugs, where to get help, support for families and videos about people's experiences.
  • Adfam is an organisation that strives to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol misuse. This website provides information and shares the experiences of families.
  • Terrence Higgins Trust provides information where gay and bisexual men can explore issues around their drug use and other addictions.
  • Council for information on tranquillisers, antidepressants, and painkillers (CITAP) provides support and information to people who find themselves dependant on prescribed medication.
  • Steroid and image enhancing drugs (SIEDs) aims to provide reliable and evidence based information and advice to reduce the harms associated with the use of SIEDs.

Mutual aid groups and etools

Find out more about each organisation and how to find a meeting in your area:

  • UK Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs has become a major problem.
  • UK SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is for individuals who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence from any kind of addictive behaviour.
  • Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioural change programme and support group network for people concerned about any kind of addictive behaviour and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Drugsmeter gives anonymous, objective feedback on your use of Cocaine and Mephedrone that allows you to compare your drug use against thousands of people across the globe.

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