Below, you will find a comprehensive list of links to other local and national services with a focus on drug and/or alcohol misuse and housing.
Drug & alcohol recovery services in Kent
In West Kent, CRI is the current provider of drug and alcohol recovery programmes. Here are the contact numbers for the main offices:
Alcohol service – Gravesend (Parrock Street): 01474 567 581
Drugs/alcohol service in Maidstone (Mill Street): 01622 690944
Drugs/alcohol service in Tonbridge (Castle Street): 01732 370 413
In East Kent, the service provider is Turning Point.
All services are also listed on the KDAAT website’s Getting Help section.
Information and advice
We recommend the following websites as reliable sources.
Agencies supporting families affected by substance misuse
Carers FIRST helps carers in Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge and the surrounding areas. They hold a weekly substance Misuse Carers Group. Look at their Events page for details.
Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol (search tool and map available). Also runs direct support services at London prisons for families of prisoners with drug problems.
Tel: 020 7928 8898
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Addresses the problems faced by children growing up in families where one or both parents are alcoholics or have a similar addictive problem.
Helpline: 0800 358 3456
The Parent Channel: Alcohol – Don’t delay talking about it (video)
A video about what parents need to know and how to approach the subject with children and teenagers.
Other agencies with a focus on alcohol misuse
Many people are unaware of how much they drink. Find facts, advice and tools on this website.
Change 4 Life
An NHS website with tools to help people check their drinking and keep it under control. Includes a unit calculator and mobile drinks tracking app.
Information, advice and support to help people recover from alcoholism. Find your local meeting here.
Helpline: 0845 769 7555 (local rate)
Drinkline – The National Alcohol Helpline
Helpline: 0800 917 8282
Other agencies with a focus on drug misuse
My Recovery My Choice
‘My Recovery My Choice’ provides clear, unbiased information to those affected by opioid drug dependence and the options that are available to them should they wish to tackle it.
Council for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction
Information and support for people addicted to prescription tranquillisers.
Helpline: 0151 932 0102
Other agencies with a focus on alcohol & drug misuse
Links and articles for young adults about drugs and alcohol. Also provides online email advice service.
Tel: 020 7226 8008
Agencies supporting with housing
Based in Canterbury, Porchlight supports vulnerable and homeless people in Kent and Medway. They provide supported accommodation, a homelessness prevention service and a dedicated rough sleeper team as well as services for people with complex needs, young people, ex-offenders and those with mental health issues.
24-hour helpline: 0800 567 76 99
Kent Advice Service for Single Homeless People
Run by Riverside ECHG, this service looks to offer support to homeless people within Kent and Medway that are not priority need with their local authority. They offer a helpline on 0345 155 9046.
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