Lewisham Council - Community alcohol services

Community alcohol services

Find services that offer advice, information and support to anyone aged 18 or older who is worried about their own or someone else's drinking.

A variety of services are available including counselling, one to one key workers, drink management diaries, alternative therapies and referrals to inpatient units if necessary. Community based counselling is also available for relatives who may be affected by someone else's alcohol problems.

Drug and alcohol recovery service

The Lewisham Primary Care Recovery Service (PCRS) is a recovery-focused service that provides integrated drug and alcohol interventions.

They offer opioid substitute therapy, which involves:

  • assessment
  • titration
  • detox.

The alcohol services offered include:

  • screening
  • brief interventions
  • extended interventions
  • nurse-led community detoxifications
  • intensive key-working
  • before and after detox support
  • group work and peer support
  • BBV screening
  • onward referrals
  • tailored care.

This service is provided at New Direction.

The Prevention, Inclusion and Public Health Commissioning Team (P,I & PHC)

The P,I & PHC Team helps people with the problems that drug and alcohol use can cause to individuals, families and communities by:

  • commissioning drug services
  • giving training, information and advice to individuals and groups
  • running awareness campaigns.

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Planned website maintenance

Due to planned maintenance work on www.lewisham.gov.uk some services may be unavailable.

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