Drugs and Alcohol
We are an independent charity offering the support of long term volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people in Somerset.
PROMISEworks matches young people between the ages of 5 and 25.
Referral criteria include; Offending behaviour, Mental Health Issues, Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse, Leaving Care, Adoption Support, CSE Risk, Exclusion from School, Disabilities .
Targeted Youth Support Service – drug and alcohol support for young people
Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) works with young people aged 13 -19 years old, where drug and alcohol problems are beginning to impact on young people’s lives (e.g. poor school attendance, lack of motivation linked to alcohol or drug use, increasingly risky behaviours).
TYS are a county wide service working from various local area bases. There is a central phone number and email address if you and/or a young person wants to contact them for help and support to address alcohol or drug use.
Alcohol and You – self help guide.
Somerset Partnership have put together self help guides on a number of topics including ‘Alcohol and You’. See link below.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS), Frome, Wells and Glastonbury
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service offers free, confidential advice and support to anyone whose life is being adversely affected by drug and/or alcohol use. They offer help to anyone whatever their age, as well as their partners, other family members and friends. You can contact the service on our 24/7 service number below or drop into your nearest local SDAS Hub.
Frome Hub: Arch House, 12, Palmer Street, Frome, BA11 1DS.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Late opening: Tuesday 9.00am – 7.00pm.
Outreach service in Wells: The Resource Room, Aster Group, Flourish House, 2 Cathedral Ave, Wells, BA5 1FD
Opening times: Tuesday mornings 9.00 – 1.00 pm (You can drop in , or make an appointment)
Report to Reception and you will be directed from there.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Partnership have a list of AA meetings in Mendip, visit our website to view the directory of AA groups and view the groups in your area. Alternatively you can phone the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service to find a group nearest to you.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
Co-Depentents Anonymous is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.
In-Touch Project – Peer Support Group
We are a group of people who have all been concerned or affected by someone else’s use of drugs or alcohol. We meet monthly – 1st Saturday of each month. UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DZ Monday 10am – 7pm Thursday 10am – 7pm. Meeting Time: 9.30-10am – drop in and coffee. 10am – 1pm group and workshop. Check before you go.