Coronavirus Update

Developing Health and Independence (DHI) services remain open to all residents, with support for any adults who need help or advice around their use of drugs and/or alcohol. Support is available either over the phone or digitally. Self-referrals, as well as those from a professional, are welcome. People will be contacted by phone within 15 working days of their referral and often much sooner. The triage team will complete an assessment over the phone and ensure that access to the right support is put in place as soon as possible.

Contact details are:
Tel: 01454 86 8750, Freephone: 0800 073 3011, Email: spoc.southglos@dhi-services.org.uk

Anyone accessing services can use Breaking Free Online which offers support digitally such as alternative coping strategies. It can be accessed at any time of the day. The access code for South Gloucestershire residents is southglos11. If people need help with Breaking Free Online, they can call the triage team on the number above.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings can be accessed online here or SMART recovery online meetings can be accessed here.

 

Advice and support

Free and confidential help, advice, support and treatment for alcohol issues are available in South Gloucestershire following an assessment of your needs.

Alcohol is widely consumed, particularly in social environments. However, some people may find their alcohol use has increased to a level which is causing them or others around them problems or concern.

To assess what help is needed an alcohol worker will offer support and advice over the phone. A range of programmes and services are available meeting individual needs. These can be:

  • identification and brief advice on stopping or reducing the amount of alcohol you drink
  • digital applications for you to access online
  • telephone support if you need it
  • signposting to services or GP practitioners who may be able to help (referrals to detoxification and residential rehabilitation are currently unavailable)

Support offered can range from a brief conversation to answering a query to advice regarding help available.

Call 01454868750 to speak to a member of our team, or email info@dhisouthglos.org.uk for further information or to access the help available.

Training

Coronavirus update

Unfortunately, during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, training sessions are not available but if you have a query or require any resources, please call 01454 865337 or email OneYou@southglos.gov.uk.  Visit the NHS website for the latest information and guidance.