Misuse of drugs and/or alcohol can seriously affect individuals, families and communities.Drug and alcohol misuse If you are affected by this, our specialist teams can provide support.

Drug and Alcohol Service

The Drug and Alcohol Service is for people wishing to stop using drugs or to establish stability in their pattern of drug and/or alcohol use. This service is provided by the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT). 

Drug Intervention Programme

The Drug Intervention Programme is a service aimed at offenders with Class A (heroin and cocaine) drug misuse problems.

The service works with offenders who present themselves within the criminal justice system and aims to break the cycle of crime and drugs by providing appropriate treatment.

The team can offer help with:

  • drug assessments
  • referrals into drug treatment
  • referrals to help people re-build their lives such as housing, education training
  • liaising with criminal justice services and treatment agencies
  • counselling
  • support for families and partners 

Visit the Redbridge i, Drug Intervention Programme page or the Home Office, Drug Intervention Programme website for more information.

Contact us

To speak to someone about getting help or if you require additional information, contact the the Community Care Advice Centre

Useful websites

  • MyLife - an online directory of information and advice for adults living in Redbridge
  • Alcohol, know your limits - NHS website designed to warn about the dangers of excess drinking
  • Addiction - drug and alcohol treatment charity
  • DrugScope - provides information on all aspects of drugs, drug use and the harms they cause
  • FRANK - free confidential 24 hour drug information helpline
  • Adfam - supports families affected by drugs and alcohol
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