Norfolk Alcohol and Drug Behaviour Change Service

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Last updated: 24 April 2020

The way you get support from us might be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. If you're worried about something, please get in touch.

You can contact us on 01603 514096. You can also email us on [email protected].

Updates to the service:

  • To help you stay safe, we are changing the way we prescribe medication for a while. Please take a look at our prescriptions info page to see what’s happening. If you have questions about your prescription please give us a call on 01603 514096
  • Please note, our Great Yarmouth hub will be closed from 13:00 - 14:00. Other than that, we're open at the usual hours. Give us a call before coming in and we can help you get the support you need. 
  • We're sorry to say that our groups aren't going to be running for a while. Our workshops with Emerging Futures are being run online where possible, using Zoom. If you're new to Zoom, we can set up a one-to-one session first so we can show you how it works and what to expect. Contact your recovery coordinator with your email address if you’re interested in taking part​.
  • On Facebook, there is a confidential support group that you can join. We also have an affected others support group that's happening on Zoom. It's on a Tuesday. Join our Facebook group for more info.
  • We also have a Facebook group for family members.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Find the latest information on coronavirus on our information pages or the NHS website.

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What we offer

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We have a range of options to help with your recovery.

These include workshops, initial assessments, structured groups and one-to-one key working sessions. 

We have a needle exchange where you can find harm reduction advice. There is also blood-borne virus testing, naloxone training and access to other services.

As well as our base service, our recovery team can also provide outreach in the community, including East Norfolk Medical Practice, Herring House Trust, the Salvation Army, the Job Centre, the MESH office in Gorleston, Stalham Slaithe Surgery and Northgate Hospital.

Gambling support

In addition, to support with drug and alcohol-related issues, we now offer free counselling for problem gambling. Help is available if you gamble yourself, or if you are affected by the gambling of a family member or friend. Counselling is delivered by our partner, Breakeven. Please call 01273833722 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

Find us

  • We are located on King Street, next to Domino's Pizza.

  • 148 King Street
    Great Yarmouth NR30 2PN
  • King Street Car Park is very close. It's a short stay and is £1 for up to 4 hours.

Opening times

The building will be open at the times listed for scheduled appointments, groups and workshops. For initial assessment, please self-refer during drop-in times.

  • Monday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Drop in times

Drop in times are when you can visit the service without an appointment. We will see you in order of arrival.

  • Monday 9:30 - 15:30
  • Wednesday 9:30 - 13:00
  • Friday 9:30 - 15:30

Contact us

Phone number: 01603 514096

Email: [email protected]

Get social

Follow us on social media to see what's happening in the service and the community.

What's on

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Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

These sessions will help you recognise your strengths and find the motivation you need to reach your recovery goals. Speak to your recovery coordinator to get involved.

13:00

EBI means extended brief interventions. This will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and make a start. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

14:00

These workshops take you deeper into the material learned in the original workshops in Preparation for Change. Move from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery. Speak to your recovery coordinator to get involved. 

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

This welcome group is for people who are new to the service. We will outline what you can expect from us during your recovery journey. You can find out more about what we offer and ask any questions you might have.

12:00

This group will support you after you've completed a detox - an important time in your recovery. This is in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

18:00

Cocaine anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they can solve their common problems and help others to recover from their addiction. All you need is to want to stop using cocaine and any other substances.

10:00

Share a cup of tea or coffee and use it as a safe space to be with others in active recovery.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:00

These sessions will help you recognise your strengths and find the motivation you need to reach your recovery goals. Speak to your recovery coordinator to get involved. 

10:00

EBI means extended brief interventions. This group will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you get started. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

14:00

A friendly, relaxed group for those affected by someone else's substance use. Call Matt Laker on 07741 196310 for more information.

Please note this does not run on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

14:00

These workshops take you deeper into the material you will have learned in the Preparations for Change workshops. Move from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery. Speak to your recovery coordinator to get involved.

Thursday

Time
Activity
09:30

This group is designed for those who are homeless, focusing on the skills needed to live as safely and healthily as possible.

12:00

This group will support you after you've completed a detox, at an important time in your recovery.

It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

These sessions will help you develop self-awareness and new life skills that build into a recovery culture. Speak to your recovery coordinator to get involved.

10:00

EBI means extended brief interventions. This will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you get started. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

10:00

Have a cup of tea or coffee and use this as a safe space to be with people in active recovery.

11:30

The group, specifically for members of the local Lithuanian community, covers anything from harm minimisation advice, to cycles of change, managing and addressing triggers, cravings and the pros and cons of using.

13:00

These sessions are for those at a more stable stage of their recovery. You can build on the skills you have learnt in other workshops to help you feel confident to keep your recovery going and build a better life.

13:30

EBI means extended brief interventions. This will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you to get started. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you. 

Saturday

Time
Activity
19:00

This is at Friends Meeting House, 15 Smallgate, NR34 9AB.

It's an open meeting for anyone looking for help with alcohol, or friends and family looking to support someone. As a peer support group, you're invited to share stories, support each other in recovery or just listen.

Sunday

Time
Activity
00:00

Sorry, we don't have any groups on a Sunday.

Your first visit

A friendly member of our team will greet you when you arrive. They'll be more than happy to help you with any questions you have.
 

Our welcome group

We run a welcome group for people who are new to the service. At the group, you can learn more about what we offer and how we can support you.

Advice and support

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Alcohol

We will help you make positive changes in your life.

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Drugs

At our needle exchange, you can get harm reduction advice, blood-borne virus testing and naloxone training.

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Support for others

It can be hard when someone close to you is having problems. We are here for you, so you can be there for them.

Useful websites and apps

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Drinkaware

Information, advice and tools to help people understand alcohol and make better choices.
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Al-Anon

Support groups for families and friends of people with an alcohol addiction.
Visit the site
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Alcoholics Anonymous

Regular support groups all over the country for people with an addiction to alcohol.
Visit the site
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Breaking Free Online

Free, online treatment and recovery program for anyone addicted to alcohol or drugs. Speak to any member of staff or volunteer at your local service to get access.
Visit the site
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AA 12 Steps app

Companion app for AA’s 12 step programme.
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  • Download from the app store
  • Download from google play
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"I have been a service user here for 9 months. It has changed my life and I look forward to each day."

 

The apps above are produced and owned by third parties. We make no guarantees that the information within them is accurate or up to date. Please get professional healthcare advice before taking any action.

This service is commissioned by Norfolk County Council.

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