Drugs - advice and support
What support is available in Derby?
Many people are affected by their own or someone else's drug use. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a drug problem you can speak to Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery service. The service is provided jointly by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures and Aquarius to support people to recover from drug or problematic alcohol use.
The service works with people who have used all sorts of drugs including ‘legal highs’, cocaine, and ketamine as well as opiates.
If you would like more general information about different drugs and their effects you can visit the FRANK website.
Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery service can see people at a range of places across the city.
Anyone aged 18 or over can get help and support by contacting:
Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, St Andrew's House, 201 London Road, Derby. DE1 2TZ. Telephone: 0300 790 0265.
Drop-in sessions are available:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 4pm
- Tuesday 12pm - 4pm.
I'm a parent/carer and am concerned that a young person I know is using drugs?
It's never too early to educate children about the dangers of drugs. It’s wise to encourage discussion and make sure children know that they should tell you if they’re ever offered anything.
You can find out about the risks associated with different drugs on the Talk to FRANK website.
Talk to FRANK also provides the national drugs helpline offering free, confidential information and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call FRANK on 0300 123 6600.
Anyone under 18 years old can get help and support locally by contacting:
Derby Integrated Family Health Service, Connexions, Curzon House, 8 Curzon Street, Derby. DE1 1RZ. Telephone: 01332 641661 Email: email@example.com.
A person in my family is using drugs and/or alcohol. Where can I get support?
If you are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use and would like some support, the Family Support Service delivered by Aquarius provides one to one support and group activities for people affected by someone else’s substance misuse.
Aquarius Family Support Service, St Andrew's House, 201 London Road, Derby. DE1 2TZ. Telephone: 0300 790 0265. Website: www.derbysubstancemisuseservices.org.uk