Drugs ( Including Alcohol ) Misuse

Devon Social Services have social workers who can help people who have drug or alcohol related problems, and their families.

These social workers are part of joint agency teams operating under the new Devon Partnership Trust (Health). People who have drug or alcohol related problems can be referred to them through their General Practitioner, the Probation Service or (for ENDAS) the Exeter Drugs Project.

Y-Smart Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service for under 18's is Devon County Councils Specialist Service, and provides confidential advice, support, assessment and treatment for young people under 18 living across Devon. Find out more about the Y-Smart service.

Addaction Devon offers a confidential and free support and advice to individuals, principally for alcohol problems but also for a combination of alcohol and drug problems. Services offered include advice and information, alcohol treatment assessment, brief interventions, one-to-one alcohol counselling, onward referral to other agencies and referral to specialist health services, relapse prevention and aftercare support. The service accepts GP, agency or self referrals and services are offered in a variety of community settings across Devon.

Referral Details:

The Referral Co-ordinator
Tel: 08451 302605 email: AlcoholReferralDevon@addaction.org.uk
Devon Alcohol Service, 3 The Courtyard, New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP

The North Devon Alcohol Intervention Service is a community based rapid response alcohol intervention service covering the North Devon and Torridge area. The confidential service provides advice and information, assessment, one-to-one motivational interventions, group work and onward referral where appropriate.

Referrals are normally made through GPs and other specialist agencies but self-referrals are also accepted. The project also offers alcohol awareness training to other agencies.