Drug misuse

Worried about drug misuse?

Effective treatment is the best way to help people overcome drug and alcohol problems.

In Islington, treatment for adult drug and alcohol users and support for their families and affected others is provided by Better Lives. Better Lives integrated drug and alcohol services are delivered by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Blenheim and WDP.

Drug and alcohol users and their families can directly access information, advice, assessment and a comprehensive range of treatments.

Drug and alcohol recovery services in Islington are currently delivered from two main bases (this is subject to change in the period April – September 2018 whilst renovation works are undertaken across all services). To request assessment by either service, or for any other queries call 020 3317 6650.

99-101 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7QP

Monday:       10:30am -1pm

2pm – 4:30pm

5pm – 7pm

Tuesday:        2pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday   10:30am -1pm

2pm – 4:30pm

Thursday:      2pm – 4:30pm

Friday:           10:30am -1pm

2pm – 4:30pm

309 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8QS

People can drop in here for assessment every week day between 09:30 – 11:30 Monday to Friday.

There is also a support service for parents who use drug and alcohol and their children:

Better Lives Family Service, 86 Durham Road, London N7 7DT

The family service is open every day, Monday – Friday, from10:00 – 18:00

Residents can also use the ‘Don’t bottle it up’ website to work out how risky their drinking is by doing a simple test, access personalised advice online and find out where they can get face-to-face support locally.

Get support for drug misuse

Speak to your GP or contact Better Lives, your local community drug service.

To request assessment for this service phone: 020 7561 7490

Website: https://www.candi.nhs.uk/our-services/better-lives

To make a referral to any of the three services contact: idass.referrals@nhs.net