ALCOHOL AND DRUG MISUSE
Devon County Council commissions a wide range of alcohol and drug misuse support services for residents of Devon. These services help people to make appropriate lifestyle choices that reduce their dependency on drugs and alcohol.
For people with more complex needs, such as mental health issues, history of trauma and offending, services that offer additional support are also available – subject to eligibility.
As well as alcohol and drug services commissioned by Devon County Council, Safer Devon also supports national and localised awareness raising campaigns and initiatives that help people identify and overcome their substance misuse. We will publish links to relevant campaigns when appropriate.
You’re not alone and there are many local and national charities who can help you.
You can find information and advice at the bottom of this page.
The Devon Approach
In Devon, the approach taken to alcohol and drug misuse includes the following services and information:
- Web-based Information about alcohol and drug misuse
- Support to reduce alcohol and drug consumption
- Access to community services (e.g. benefits and debt advice, employment support, physical activity opportunities, housing)
- Tele-health coach support
- Individual and group support
- Medication to assist you to reduce alcohol and drug intake
- Promotion of useful campaigns
- Volunteering opportunities.
WHO CAN HELP ME?
Support for adults aged over 50, including home visits, opportunities to meet new people and develop new skills.
0800 304 7034
The drug and alcohol service for under-18s in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay). A confidential service that promotes physical and mental well-being and reduces harm that can be associated with drug and alcohol use for young people and their families.
To search for local community services which support people living in Devon on a wide variety of everyday issues, including those affected by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges.
You can view and download for your own use all the latest campaign materials on alcohol and drug misuse here.