Drugs and alcohol – getting help

Worried about your own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use?

Support is available in Islington.

In Islington, treatment and support for people affected by drug and alcohol use, and their families, is provided by Better Lives. Better Lives is delivered by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Humankind and Via.

You can access information, advice, assessment and a comprehensive range of treatments free of charge to Islington residents and in confidence.

Better Lives offer support and treatment at three locations in Islington, listed below. To request assessment at any service, or for any other queries please call one of the numbers below. You can walk in, call or email for information, advice or to make an appointment to be seen by a practitioner.

Want to check how much you’re drinking and if it could affect your health? Take a quick quiz at Lower My Drinking .

0203 317 6099

99-101 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7QP

Opening times (including walk in times):

Monday: 9.15-8.00pm

Tuesday: 1.00-5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.15-5.00pm

Thursday: 1.00-5.00pm

Friday: 9.15-6.00pm


309 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8QS     

020 3317 6650

Opening Times (including walk in times)

Monday: 9.00-5.00pm

Tuesday: 9.00-5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00-8.00pm

Thursday: 9.00-5.00pm (closed between 2pm and 4pm)

Friday: 9.00-5pm


 28b King Henrys Walk, London N1 4NX

0203 3177277

Day Programme

Opening times (including walk in times)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00-5.00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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

Better Lives Family Service, 28b King Henrys Walk, London N1 4NX

0203 317 7437

Monday – Friday, from 10:00am – 18:00pm



Contact Better Lives

Telephone: 020 3317 6650

Email: cim-tr.betterlives@nhs.net

Better Lives Website