Drug and Alcohol Service - Reading

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The way you get support from us will be different for a while, but we are still here. We'll update this page as soon as we have any new information. You can contact us on 01189 557333.


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. Give us a ring if you have any questions.
  • For now, we are doing all appointments over the phone. 
  • We have a new online group programme. It's being run on Zoom. You can see the timetable here.
  • Naloxone and needle exchange are still available at the service.
     

Our current opening times are:

  • Monday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday -13:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00. From 17.00 – 19.00 we are open for appointments only.
  • Friday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00

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

Our online timetable

This is our online timetable. All of our groups are running on Zoom. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

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Monday

Time
Activity
14:00

This will be held on Zoom from 14:00 - 15:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
14:00

This will be held on Zoom from 14:00 - 15:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
14:00

This will be held on Zoom from 14:00 - 15:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

 

Thursday

Time
Activity
14:00

This will be held on Zoom from 14:00 - 15:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

 

17:30

This will be held on Zoom from 17:30 - 19:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

 

Friday

Time
Activity
11:00

This will be held on Zoom from 11:00 - 12:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

13:30

This will be held on Zoom from 13:30 - 15:30. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

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How we can help

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We are here to provide support and guidance to anyone who wants it.

We will spend time listening to you so we can understand your needs. Then, we'll work with you to agree a suitable plan. We have a range of options to support you, including detox services, health assessments, needle exchange and peer-led activities.

Find us

  • 127 Oxford Road
    Reading RG1 7UU
  • There is limited 2-hour parking available in the service between from 08:00 - 18:00, permits are required outside of these hours.

Opening times

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Contact us

Phone: 0118 955 7333

Fax: 0118 900 7883

Advice and support

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Alcohol

We can offer one-to-one support as well as peer-led activities and groups.

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Drugs

You can get harm reduction advice at our needle exchange.

Your first visit

There is always a member of the team in reception to greet you, we'll sign you in, on your first visit we will take some personal details and talk with you about your reasons for coming to see us.

What to bring to your first appointment

You just need to bring yourself along to your first appointment. If you have a trusted loved one/friend you'd like to bring along then please feel free to do so. If you're comfortable they can accompany you to your appointment or they can wait in our reception area.

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"The service has supported me 100% and has always reinforced the positives. Thank you for being there for me. I couldn't have done it without the right support behind me."