West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service - Gravesend
The Gravesend substance misuse services supports service users who have found themselves with problems due to drugs and alcohol.
The service supports people living in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley.
The Gravesend service offers an open access service and a wide range of support for anyone suffering problems around drugs and alcohol.
We also have a team of Peer Mentors, people who understand and have personal experience of the recovery process and who provide additional support to service users.
We also signpost service users to other support services in the local area, including housing, health and mutual aid support such as AA, NA and SMART Recovery.
Service users in Dartford can attend a satellite service based at the Dartford YMCA.
Make a referral
Referrals can be made by GPs and partner agencies as well as treatment providers and other professionals.
Individuals can also self-refer online, by phone or by coming to the service for an assessment.
What we do and how we do it
Our service is free and confidential and available to anyone 18 or over who lives in West Kent.
We provide a comprehensive recovery support service that supports service users right through treatment and beyond. We are developing a thriving recovery community which welcomes new members.
We offer a range of services to people living in West Kent to support them to make changes to their drinking and drug use.
- Advice and information
- One to one and group support
- Assessment tools
- Brief interventions
- Recovery workshops
- Peer support
- Web-based advice and information
- Health advice
- Referral to other services, such as housing, health and mutual aid support, such as AA and NA
We seek to provide our service users with choices about to the support they receive and we aim to provide seamless care which is appropriate to individual needs.
Make an appointment
Please phone or visit us during opening hours to make an appointment.
Other sources of local support
Mutual Aid Groups:
Young people's service:
- Oasis Womens Refuge
- Domestic Abuse Services
- Maidstone Directory of Domestic Abuse Services – 4th edition
Sexual health information:
National services Drug and Alcohol Information
- Health Promotion Substance Misuse Team
- Talk To Frank
- NHS – Drinking and alcohol
- NHS – Alcohol units
- Alcohol unit calculator
- NHS – Downloadable Drink Diary
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Safe and Sorted
- Victim Support
- ‘My Legal High’ home of the 2014 national online survey
- Citizens Advice Bureau
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Weds 5pm to 8pm
- Monday: 1pm – 3:45pm
- Tuesday: 9:30am - 12:15pm
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 1pm – 3:45pm
- Friday: 9:30am - 12:15pm
Currently same time as open access