Addictions (Alcohol and Drugs)
Dorset HealthCare no longer provides a community drug and alcohol addictions service. If you are struggling with a dependency on alcohol, illegal drugs or other substances, you can access help from these organisations:
Bournemouth – BEAT (Addaction) 01202 558855
Poole – EDAS 0800 0434656
The rest of Dorset – REACH 0800 0434656.
A separate medical service covering prescribing, psychosocial support, blood-borne virus services and psychology – across the whole of Dorset – is provided by the AWP Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service. This can be contacted on 01202 977010.
You can also access help by speaking to your GP or other healthcare professional.
If you are a relative or carer of someone with addiction problems, you can access support at locations around Dorset through the EDP Drug & Alcohol Services charity.