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Drug services in West Sussex

The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network provides support to West Sussex residents of all ages who are affected by drugs and alcohol, to include the person who is using drugs and / or alcohol, their loved ones who offer support, and the wider community.

Change, Grow, Live is the national health and social care charity that leads the network, which is supported by a range of local, expert partners.

Together the Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network offers a range of support options in all West Sussex communities, ensuring a personalised service, whatever the level of use might be.

Please contact us with any health and wellbeing drug and alcohol-related queries, questions or concerns you may have; we have the teams to support you.

Support for Children and Young People (Under 25 years-old)

The West Sussex Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service (under 25 years old) works across the whole of West Sussex and has many places to meet with you in your local community for example, in Find it Out Centres, Family Centres and more, as well as our office base in Worthing.

The support we offer:

We are a friendly and non-judgmental team, and will meet with you and complete an assessment to agree which issues you need support with. If you would prefer to have an informal conversation to start with please get in touch using our contact details. The service is confidential (within safeguarding protocols designed to keep you and others safe) and we can offer:

  • one to one support (regular meetings) to look at how drugs and/or alcohol are affecting you, your relationships, and your health and wellbeing
  • practical harm reduction advice and information
  • helpful tips around knowing your ‘triggers’, and how to manage potentially difficult situations
  • medical support if you need it, from our Nurses and Doctors
  • referrals into other local services
  • support for family members and friendship networks.

Getting in touch:

Text our duty phone: 07779339954 and someone will ring you back.

Call us on 0300 303 8677

Email us:  wsypsms@cgl.org.uk                                                                                                  

If emailing from a secure email e.g. NHS, you could use: westsussex.ypsms@cgl.cjsm.net

We will contact you to arrange an appointment. You can ask another professional or an adult to help you with this process, or you can do this yourself.

Support for Adults (25 and over)

West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network (DAWN) work across the whole of West Sussex and is divided into 3 locality areas:

North (Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex), West (Bognor Regis and Chichester areas) and Coastal (Adur, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing) areas. The service has many places to meet with you in your local community for example, in GP surgeries, pharmacies, Family Centres and more. We work alongside a range of local, expert partners.

The support we offer:

We are a friendly and non-judgmental team, and will meet with you and complete an assessment to agree which issues you need support with. If you would like to have an informal discussion please get in touch using the details in the contact section. The service is confidential (within safeguarding protocols designed to keep you and others safe) and we can offer:

  • tailored support to all adults aged over 25, whatever the level of use
  • a safe place for people to come and feel safe to explore issues relating to their substance use
  • one-to-one support to look at how drugs and/or alcohol are affecting you, your relationships, and your overall health and wellbeing
  • practical harm reduction advice and information
  • a ‘drop-in’ service so people can access us easily
  • same-day assessments
  • helpful tips around knowing your ‘triggers’, and how to manage potentially difficult situations
  • medical support if you need it, from our team of Nurses and Doctors
  • referrals into other local services
  • support for family members and friendship networks
  • health and well-being checks
  • holistic support through workshops, counselling, key-work sessions, ‘pods’ & groups

The service is open Mon to Fri 9-5, and Saturday morning from 10 – 2, but we are a flexible service and can support you outside these hours when needed. Ask us about our Saturday and evening options.

We have an out-of-hours number too: 0300 303 8677.

Getting in touch:

You can contact the service in any of the following ways:

Telephone:                  0300 303 8677

Email:                          WestSussex.contact@cgl.org.uk 

 

Families & Friends Network

The Families & Friends Network supports anyone affected by someone else's drug and/or alcohol use. All services are confidential, and you can receive free information, advice and support. For more information please contact Carers Support West Sussex on 0300 028 8888.

More information on the full range of local services for people affected by drugs can be found on the West Sussex Connect to Support website.

Other sources of information

NHS Choices also has lots of information about different drugs and how they affect people.

Frank provides drugs information aimed at young people and parents.

 

 

 

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