Substance misuse is the phrase that is used when someone’s use of alcohol or drugs (both legal and illegal) creates problems for their health or their family, social or work/study life.
In Brent there are several specialist substance misuse services who work together and operate a single point of contact for people who want help because of their drug or alcohol use.
Evolve: Is a newly commissioned Health and Wellbeing Service for residents of Brent who are under 25, commissioned by Brent Council. This service, provided jointly between Young Addaction and SHoC offers advice, support and early intervention to young people about drug use, sexual health, and general wellbeing. To contact this service call 07795 302 966.
If you live in the London Borough of Brent and want to talk to a drug/alcohol worker about getting help call 0800 107 1754
This number is free from most UK landlines and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
When you call 0800 107 1754, you will speak to a member of staff who will assist you to access the best support service for your needs.
If you want information about drugs or alcohol go to www.talktofrank.com
If you are in Brent and want to attend substance misuse training, or arrange training for your organisation, click on the Training and Resources tab at the top of this page.