Directory: Drugs, Alcohol and Addictions
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Search for your nearest free group using the AA website. Updated daily.
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.
Elim Connect Centre – Community Outreach Team
Community Outreach is supporting change in people challenged by complex and multiple needs – such as homelessness, addiction, mental health or other life-controlling issues. Our skilled and dedicated team provide short and long-term, person-centred support to create real life difference.
Please come and see us at one of our Drop Ins at Elim Connect Centre, Portway, Wells, BA5 2BE
Monday 9.15am – 11am – Breakfast Drop In
Wednesday 12 – 2pm – Community Lunch Drop In (two course lunch)
Thursday 12 – 2pm – Wellbeing Drop In
Friday 12 – 2pm – Music Jam and Soup Drop In
Gamcare-support & advice for problem gambling
GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. You can speak to an Adviser for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or get support via livechat, group chat or via their online forum 24/7.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS)
Being a healthy weight can sometimes be complicated. You may need different kinds of support and information to achieve a weight that is healthy for you.
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. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9-5.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS), Mendip
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 the number below; opening hours are Monday to Friday 9-5.
Support and housing service for adults in Somerset who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and also have a mix of mental health needs, drug and alcohol problems, behavioural issues, debt or have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Step Together is primarily about helping people to live fulfilling lives in their own communities, retain their tenancy and reduce repeated homelessness.
Please visit the website below for more information & to make contact.
The Nelson Trust – women’s community services
The Nelson Trust Support people with multiple and complex needs whose lives have been impacted by addiction or are in contact with the criminal justice system.
They accept referrals from any professional or women may refer themselves. Every woman is offered a detailed individual assessment of their needs across “pathways” such as mental health, family and relationships, addiction issues, domestic abuse. Each client has their own Keyworker who works with them to co-create a support plan to address their needs.
The Revive Sports Programme: Walk and Talk Frome
Walk and Talk. For people aged 18+, who are undertaking their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction (or other mental health challenges).
It is also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free to participate in. To join there’s a simple nomination form for the participants to fill out. This can be done in advance or completed on the day of joining. Contact details below.
Frome Youth and Community Centre. Fridays 4pm – 5pm
Windsor Hill Wood Retreat
Windsor Hill Wood is a small family based woodland community close to Shepton Mallet. The project offers refuge to people who are finding life difficult and may be experiencing depression or addiction issues. Some have been homeless; others have lost confidence and need respite to regain self worth, learn new skills and feel able to contribute to the community and the wider world. As a Christian home offering hospitality, part of rhythm of life includes the opportunity to pray silently together once a day in a small chapel – however attendance is optional. Please get in touch using the details below if you or someone you know could benefit from staying at Windsor Hill Wood.
Coping with alcohol and drug misuse
Resource Type: Document