Mental health and people who use drugs and alcohol

We work in partnership with partners across Kent and Medway to help those who need advice and information in relation to drugs and alcohol.

What does this mean for you?

This means you will have improved access to treatment and outcomes if you are using our services but also need information or help about drugs and alcohol.

Here you can find links to our partners which may help with information or self-referrals.

When you are referred by your GP or other health professional, a screening tool regarding the use of alcohol and/or substances will be completed with you, which will be sent with your referral. Ask your GP or health professional for more information.

Contacts

There are a range of drug and alcohol services to help people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives.

East Kent - RAPt
24/7 contact number: 0300 123 1186

Medway - Turning Point
24/7 contact number: 0300 123 1560

West Kent Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service
Central contact number: 0844 225 0652

West Kent - Change, Grow, Live
Change, Grow, Live (formerly CRI)  are a charity providing treatment and support to vulnerable people. They champion people who have faced hardships like addiction and deliver drug and alcohol services across England and Wales.

Addaction

Addaction is a National Charity supporting individuals and families with their mental health, and drug or alcohol worries.

Smoking cessation

Your local stop smoking service can offer friendly and professional advice to help you become smoke free. With a range of options available to choose from you are four times more likely to be a successful quitter with support from your local team of specialist advisers. 

Find out more about your local service:

Bridge House Inpatient Detox Unit

Bridge House at Fant Oast is our 10 bed inpatient detoxification unit located near to Maidstone, offering outstanding treatment in a high quality environment. Visit the Bridge House page to find out more.

Needle exchange points

Details of needle exchange points in west Kent can be found on the West Kent Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service Change, Grow, Live website.

Details of needle exhange points in Medway can be found on the Medway Council website.