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Do you, or others, think you have a problem with elicit drugs? Need help? Addaction are a large national charity that have been commisioned to provide Drug Recovery Support to patients in North Somerset. They provide counselling, support, needle exchange and drug substitute prescribing (ie methadone) to minimise risk and harm; the ultimate goal being to become drug free. 

Please note - as a practice we do not provide drug substitute medication without a patient first engaging with Addaction or a similar agency.


35 The Boulevard
Western Super Mare
Somerset  BS23 1PE
South West Tel: 01934 427 940  Fax: 01934 415 330

Click here to visit the Addaction website


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Is alcohol a problem for you or a member of your family? ARA has 25 years experience of providing specialist services for people with alcohol and/or drug issues. In North Somerset they provide alcohol support with services including advice and guidance, counselling and community and in-patient detox.

Services are provided by a team of staff and volunteers operating from Weston-super-Mare with an outreach clinic at the Marina Health Centre (Portishead) on a Friday morning. ARA offers direct access at Weston on a Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 11.00am -1.00pm without the need for an appointment.

ARA, Alcohol Misuse Service
31 Alexandra Parade
BS23 1QZ

Tel 01934 415376

Fax 01934 643082

Click here to visit the ARA website

Vita Minds (for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) offer a variety of short-term psychological therapies for conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

It is possible to refer yourself into the service, or to refer someone that you are concerned about.

Click here to visit the website

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