Drug and alcohol issues

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Are you a veteran and worried about your alcohol or drug use? We can help.

We know it can be difficult to ask for help. Our specialist team of nurses and practitioners understand those who have served. We can give you advice on how and where to get help with alcohol or drug problems.

Our services are free for veterans. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, how long you served or when – we can help you.


How to contact us

Our Veterans’ Substance Misuse Case Management Service is only offered in the locations listed below. If you live in one of these places, please call the telephone number shown and a member of our team will start to help you.

If you’re a friend or family member of a veteran, you can also call to refer someone to us – but please ask their permission first.

Our service is run in partnership with the local organisations listed.

  • Glasgow and Clyde (Glasgow Addiction Services)
    Tel: 07834 739764 or 07718 570489

  • Newcastle (Newcastle Recovery Partnership)
    Tel: 07715 075687

  • North Tyneside (North Tyneside Recovery Partnership)
    Tel: 07715 075687

  • Northumberland (Northumberland Recovery Partnership)
    Tel: 07525 591115

  • Forth Valley (Signpost Recovery)
    Tel: 07715 075689 or 07710 087092

  • Portsmouth (Queen Alexandra Hospital)
    Tel: 07808 704478

  • Portsmouth (The Recovery Hub)
    Tel: 07921 407096

  • Wiltshire (Turning Point, Chippenham and Salisbury)
    Tel: 07885 406308

  • Wiltshire (Turing Point, Trowbridge and Salisbury)
    Tel: 07545 915225

  • Warrington and St Helens (Support & Management Solutions (SAMS))
    Tel: 07710 098629

If you don’t live in one of these locations, there are other places you can get support. Drink and Drug News magazine have a useful online map where you can search for drug and alcohol misuse services nearer to you.


How we’ll help

When you contact us we’ll arrange to come and meet with you - either at your home or somewhere else that is convenient for you. We’ll talk about your current circumstances and what you can do to improve your situation.

We’ll help you access specialist services in your local area so that you can manage your addiction.

We can also help you access services related to mental health, housing, criminal justice, employment and benefits, education and training, and healthcare.


What our veterans say

Since our service began in 2014 over 600 veterans have contacted us, with 90% engaging with the service. Here’s what some of them said:

‘After my alcohol detox, you helped me to get out of the house and do things. You came with me to the Coming Home centre so I felt less anxious and could be around other veterans.’

‘You visited me regularly when I was very low and helped me stay sober.’

‘If I never had this service I would be in prison or dead.’

‘Into college and training as a chef in under three weeks.’