Help with alcohol or drug misuse

Where can I get help with my alcohol or drug misuse?

If you're worried that you could be misusing drugs or alcohol, the first thing to do is talk to your GP. A doctor will be able to carry out an assessment and offer you treatment or refer you to one of the specialist services.

I’m worried about someone else

If you are worried about someone else’s use of alcohol or drugs then you should encourage them to visit their GP to discuss the issue or contact one of the national helplines like Drinkline, Drink Aware or Alcohol Change UK.

Whether it is alcohol, prescription medication, performance enhancing or illegal drugs, misusing these substances will eventually affect work, family life, friendships, health and finances.

Local support  

Needle exchange

A confidential needle and syringe programme is available for anyone involved in injecting drugs.

To find your local point of access please contact New Vision Bradford 01274 296023 or visit their website for a map of local needle and syringe programmes in the Bradford District.

Treatment services

If your life is being affected you can get additional help that’s easy to access. You can speak to your GP and ask them to refer you. You can book an appointment yourself by calling the New Vision Bradford service on 01274 296023. New Vision Bradford also has a secure online form where you can refer yourself or someone else.

Young people

There is a bespoke treatment service, ONE80, for those young people who are experiencing issues with alcohol or drug use. To contact the One80 service ask your GP or other professional (teacher, youth worker etc.) to make a referral or call them direct on 01274 745636. One80 - Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service - The Bridge Project.

Living Well

You can find other support options by visiting

What support is available to friends and family?

Additional support focusing on the needs of those affected by someone else's alcohol or drug addiction is also through New Vision Bradford available on 01274 296023.

Please remember all services are confidential and none of your information will be shared with anyone else unless there is a risk of serious harm to yourself or anyone else.

Additional support

NHS Helpline

Call 111 if the issue is not an immediate emergency and the local services including your GP are unavailable.

If you need urgent help for example someone has taken an overdose then ring 999.

Narcotics Anonymous

Support for anyone with an addiction to drugs. Helpline open 10am to midnight every day. Call 0300 999 1212.

Cocaine Anonymous

Support for anyone struggling with a cocaine problem. Helpline open 10am to 10pm every day. Call 0800 612 0225.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for anyone with an addiction to alcohol. Helpline open 10am to 10pm every day. Call 0800 917 7650.


Support for families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs or alcohol. Open 9am to 9pm, every day. Call 0300 888 3853.

OK Rehab

Specialises in local drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment. Call 0800 326 5559 or visit OK Rehab.

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