Norfolk Alcohol and Drug Behaviour Change Service

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Last updated: 30 March 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
  • Our hubs are open during normal hours, but 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 offer support to anyone struggling with drugs and alcohol.

This includes people with an offending background. We also help families, carers and friends who are affected by someone else's drinking or drug use.

We can support your recovery with a range of options. These include workshops, structured groups, one-to-one sessions and initial assessments. We also have a needle exchange where you can get harm reduction advice, blood-borne virus testing and naloxone training. 

Our recovery team also provides outreach and engagement in the community. This is available in Downham Market, Fakenham, Hunstanton, Outwell and Upwell, and Swaffham. 

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 the corner of Waterloo street and Railway road. We are between King's Lynn bus station and the train station.

  • 33 Railway Road
    King's Lynn PE30 1NF
  • Our closest parking is at St James Car Park. It's £2.80 for three hours.

Opening times

The building will be open during these times for groups, workshops and appointments. For assessment times, see drop-in times.

  • Monday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 20:00
  • 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 - 15:30
  • 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

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

An informal support group for people in active recovery. Drop-in and out as you please and have a chat with other people in recovery. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

10:00

These sessions will teach you how to recognise your strengths and motivations. This will help you reach your recovery goals. Speak to your recovery coordinator about enrolment.

Provided by Emerging Futures.

10:30

This small group will focus on people wanting help with cannabis use. You will work to understand your cannabis use and your patterns of behaviour. Then, you'll put realistic recovery goals in place.

13:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. 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 about enrolment.

13:00

EBI means extended brief intervention. A six week programme for those looking for help with alcohol use. In this time, we'll explore your alcohol use, patterns of behaviour and introduce a drinking diary. This will help us to know if you're suitable for a detox.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. Having completed the other Emerging Futures workshops these sessions will help you define your recovery rules, maintain your abstinence, and deepen self-awareness. Speak to your recovery coordinator about enrolment.

13:00

This is 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.

It's held at the service, the address is 33 Railway Road, King's Lynn PE30 1NF.

13:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. These sessions will help you develop self-awareness and new life skills that build into a recovery culture. Speak to your recovery coordinator about enrolment.

13:00

EBI means extended brief intervention. A six week programme for those looking for help with non opiate drug use. This includes cocaine, ketamine and cannabis, among others. In this time, we'll explore your drug use and patterns of behaviour. This is in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you.

13:00

This small group will help you focus on rediscovering your recovery. We will help you to refocus and motivate yourself. We'll cover topics such as wellbeing and managing thoughts and feelings. We'll explore treatment options going forwards with you.

18:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. This condensed, rolling programme is for those who can't make it to the King's Lynn hub regularly. Foundations of Recovery 'Lite' gives you the highlights of all the other programmes. We will use acceptance therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, touching on the key themes and learning points of all the workshops.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:00

An informal peer support group for those in active recovery. Drop-in and out as you please and have a chat with other people in recovery. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

10:30

This group is designed for people who are looking for help with drug or alcohol use who have been involved in criminal justice in some way. We'll explore your drug or alcohol use with you and help you live the life you want to.

12:00

A discussion based small group aiming to support you to reduce your alcohol use. From physical and mental health, to social factors, we'll cover a variety of discussion topics on alcohol.

13:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. These sessions will help you develop self-awareness and new life skills that build into a recovery culture. Speak to your recovery coordinator about enrolment.

17:30

This group is for people who are new to the service. You can find out more about the help we offer, the different kinds of intervention available to you and ask any questions you might have.

18:00

Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at the service. A peer support group where you can listen to other people in a similar situation to you and get advice. This meeting is open which means friends and family are welcome.

18:00

Provided by Emerging Futures, Foundations of Recovery 'Lite' gives you the highlights of all the other programmes. This condensed, rolling programme is for those who can't make the daytime workshops regularly. We will use acceptance therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, touching on the key themes and learning points of all the workshops.

18:30

EBI means extended brief intervention. A six week programme for those looking for help with non opiate drug use. This includes cocaine, ketamine and cannabis, among others. In this time, we'll explore your drug use and patterns of behaviour. This is in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you.

14:00

EBI means extended brief intervention. A six week programme for those looking for help with alcohol use. In this time, we'll explore your alcohol use, patterns of behaviour and introduce a drinking diary. This will help gauge your suitability for a detox.

Thursday

Time
Activity
10:00

This 4 to 6 week programme is designed to help motivate you in your recovery. For people who are abstinent, including those who've just completed a detox, this small group will provide you with the tools to maintain abstinence.

13:00

A peer led support group for that focuses on encouraging and developing wellbeing. Sessions will include Art, Music, Walking, Meditation, and much, much more. This pod will be directed by its members, so if you want an activity please ask

11:30

This group is for people who are new to the service. You can find out more about the help we offer and ask any questions you might have.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

An informal peer support group for those in active recovery. Drop-in and out as you please and have a chat with other people in recovery. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

10:00

Provided by Emerging Futures. These sessions will help you recognise your strengths and motivations you need to reach your recovery goals. Speak to your recovery coordinator about enrolment.

13:00

This group is for anyone that is or has been affected by someone else's drug or alcohol. Share your experiences and speak to other people who are in the same situation as you. Call Matt Laker on 07741 196310 for more information.

10:00

This is a friendly, non-judgemental group aimed at empowering and supporting women in their own recovery. An environment with tea, coffee, an open chat group with structured topics relevant to wellbeing, recovery & confidence building.

All women welcome, call Jen for more details on 07741147929 or 01603 514096.

10:00

Provided by Emerging Futures, Foundations of Recovery 'Lite' gives you the highlights of all the other programmes. This condensed, rolling programme is for those who can't make it to the King's Lynn workshops regularly. We will use acceptance therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, touching on the key themes and learning points of all the workshops.

13:30

EBI means extended brief intervention. A six week programme for those looking for help with alcohol use. In this time, we'll explore your alcohol use, patterns of behaviour and introduce a drinking diary. This will help gauge your suitability for a detox.

Saturday

Time
Activity
00:00

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

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 have a range of opportunities to support your recovery. This includes workshops, brief interventions, structured groups and one-to-one key working sessions.

Alcohol treatment options
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Drugs

At our needle exchange, you can receive harm reduction advice.

Drug treatment options
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Support for others

We offer support to affected others, with drop-in sessions across the county. 

Get help for someone else

Useful websites and apps

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Drinkaware

Information, advice and tools to help people understand alcohol and make better choices.
Visit the site
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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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  • Download from google play
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AA 12 Steps app

Companion app for AA’s 12 step programme.
Download the app from
  • Download from the app store
  • Download from google play
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"You never gave up on me, you treated me with decency, honesty and you stood up for me."

 

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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