New Direction Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service - Lewisham

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How we can help

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We believe anyone can change.

We're here to help you set your goals and achieve them. We'll listen to your needs and make sure the treatment suits you. We will provide advice and information about the options available to help you stay safe and well. Our service is free, confidential and non-judgemental. 

Find us

  • You can find us close to Lewisham Hospital. We are a 10 minute walk from Catford Stations, a five minute walk from Ladywell or 20 minutes from Lewisham (for the DLR). The 36, 54, 136, 185 and 208 bus stop outside the service and run regularly.

  • 410 Lewisham High Street
    London SE13 6LJ
  • Paid parking is available in the local area, although this is limited.

Opening times

  • Monday 9.30 - 19.00
  • Tuesday 13.30 - 17.00
  • Wednesday 9.30 - 19.00
  • Thursday 9.30 - 17.00
  • Friday 9.30 - 17.00
  • Saturday 9.30 - 16.30

Contact us

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Email: [email protected]

Get social

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

Your first visit

When you arrive, one of our friendly staff members will greet you. They'll help you make an appointment with the right person.

Our welcome group

We have an induction three times a week. At the induction, you'll learn more about us and how we can help you. You can ask any questions you might have

What's on

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

Drop-in and free refreshments.

10:30

This is held at the service.

12:00

This is held at the service.

13:15

This is held at the service.

14:30

This is held at the service.

19:00

This is held at the service.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
14:00

This is held at the service.

15:00

This is for women only.

18:00

This is held at the service.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is held at the service.

10:30

Alcohol pathway.

10:30

Cannabis pathway.

12:30

Registration is required.

13:30

This is held at the service.

14:00

Registration is required.

18:00

Motivation to change health and wellbeing.

Thursday

Time
Activity
11:00

This is held at the service.

10:30

Opiate pathway.

11:30

Alcohol pathway.

12:30

Stimulant pathway.

13:00

Drop-in and free refreshments.

14:00

Opiate pathway

15:00

This is for people who have already gone through treatment.

16:00

Open to all.

19:00

This is held at the service.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

Drop-in and free refreshments

10:30

This is held at the service.

10:30

Cannabis pathway.

18:00

Open to all.

Saturday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is held at the service.

10:30

This is held at the service.

12:30

This is held at the service.

13:30

This is held at the service.

13:30

This is held at the service.

18:00

This is held at the service.

Advice and support

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Alcohol

You can attend groups with other people that are going through a similar thing to you.

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Drugs

At our needle exchange, you can get advice about harm reduction and naloxone.

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Support for others

It's hard when you are worried about someone else. We will support you and listen to how you are feeling.

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"Recovery is possible. If you want it, it’s there for the taking and many doors are opening for me now."

New Direction service user