Substance Misuse

If you are worried about your own, or a member of your family's drug use, our useful links and services can provide you with expert information, support and guidance.

 

  • The health risks and dangers associated with drug abuse / misuse
  • Advice and tips on talking to your teenager about drugs
  • Local drug services
  • Support groups and services for addicts and for families, carers and friends of people affected by drug abuse. 

 

Drug and alcohol services 

 

Somerset Drug and Alcohol Action Team (SDAAT) and Turning Point 

These services are available to anyone living in Somerset who is 18 or over. Services include; advice and information, counselling, needle exchange, therapies, blood testing, access to work and leisure opportunities in the community and short term support.

 

Drug and alcohol services for young people

 

 Targeted Substance Misuse Service

The workers offer a free confidential advice, information and harm reduction service to  all young people.  You can contact your local targeted worker on the number below. South Somerset: Rachel Attwood, 07917 813437 or email Rattwoood@somerset.gov.uk

On the Level 

A drug and alcohol treatment service in Somerset for young people. Offers a free and confidential service for young people throughout Somerset, for anyone under 18 or parents/guardians seeking advice and information on drugs and/or alcohol. Contact: 01749 836727 

 

Support services for those affected by other people's drug or alcohol use

 

The In Touch Project

This project aims to provide support and information to carers, family members or friends (over the age of 18) who are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use 

Email: enquiries@intouchproject.org.uk  Phone: 01749 670244 

 

Somerset Young Carers

Support, advice and breaks to young people who look after someone in their family 

Visit The Young Carers Website or Phone: 0845 345 9122