New Direction Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service - Lewisham

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Last updated: 3 April 2020

The way you get support from us will be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. Things are changing quickly, so keep checking this page, Twitter and our national coronavirus info page for updates.

You can call us on 0208 314 5566 or email [email protected]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

If your worker isn’t available, please give us a call on the main service number. We’re answering calls between 09:30 and 17:00 on weekdays. If you ring outside of those hours, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Updates to the service:

  • Our service is running but we have shifted to telephone-based support and appointments. We are still taking new referrals.

  • Needle Exchange and Naloxone are available from the hub.

  • 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 any questions about this, give us a call.

  • Our groups have moved online. You can see our timetable here.

  • Support for families and carers is available. Email [email protected].

This info is correct as of 3 April 2020. The info below this section applies when the service is running normally. We know this is a difficult time, but it won’t be like this forever.

For now, the top of this page is where you can find the most up to date info. If you have any questions or you're worried about something, please get in touch.

Find the latest information on coronavirus from the NHS and GOV.UK.

Our online timetable

Here are the groups we are running online.

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

A safe space to speak about your weekend, reflect on what has happened and get support from peers. To access this group, please like our page on Facebook (CGL Lewisham) and request to join the group.

11:30

This programme builds on the five ways to wellbeing (connect, take notice, be active, give and keep learning). This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

13:00

This programme builds on the five ways to wellbeing (connect, take notice, be active, give and keep learning). This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
13:00

This is a space to explore a range of topics in a safe space with peers who may have had similar experiences.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

13:00

This is a space to explore a range of topics in a safe space with peers who may have had similar experiences.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is a mindfulness session. 

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

11:30

This group provides a safe space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ to discuss support needs, meet other people within the LGBTQ+ community and gives an opportunity to explore recovery goals with likeminded others.

To access this group, please like our page on Facebook (CGL Lewisham) and request to join the group.

 

13:00

Helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is an open meeting and you can join using the following meeting ID: 830-7664-4736

Thursday

Time
Activity
10:00

This programme explores your reasons for change, the goals you wish to set and considers new ways of thinking.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

11:30

This programme explores the options you have available to move on from treatment, including detox, rehab and ETE.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

13:00

This programme explores your reasons for change, the goals you wish to set and considers new ways of thinking.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device. This is a closed meeting so please contact your key worker for the meeting ID and password.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

A space to speak about your week, reflect on what has happened and get support from peers.

To access this group, please like our page on Facebook (CGL Lewisham) and request to join the group.

11:30

Helps participants build up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

This is a Zoom Meeting, please visit www.zoom.us or download the app to access on your smart device.This is an open meeting, please join using the following Zoom meeting ID: 822-1093-2235

13:00

A peer-led, safe space to explore ideas and tips to remain safe over the weekend. The group will explore plans to stay safe and focus on your goals for recovery.

To access this group, please like our page on Facebook (CGL Lewisham) and request to join the group.

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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

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

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."

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