Drugs and alcohol
If you require support with drug or alcohol related problems, there are services in Camden that can help you.
Specialist drug services
Camden’s specialist drug services are provided by Camden and Islington Foundation Trust for people with issues with drugs or alcohol, including misuse of illegal or prescribed drugs.
Contact either North or South Camden drug service to receive an assessment that can be completed over the phone. Usually within a week of your assessment, you will be offered an appointment with a doctor at the service.
South Camden Drug Service
Telephone: 020 3317 6000
Address: 108 Hampstead Road, NW1 2LS
A needle exchange service is available in South Camden Drug Service
North Camden Drug Service
Telephone: 020 3317 6400
Address: 5 Daleham Gardens, NW3 5BY
Both South Camden Drug Service and North Camden Drug Service are operating during COVID-19 but are minimising the need for service users to visit the service in person. Services offered will be by telephone or online, and include individual treatment plans, talking therapies, one-to-one and group sessions and psychiatric assessments.
Find out more about Camden’s specialist drug services provided by Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and changes to services during COVID-19.
Integrated Camden Alcohol Service (ICAS) ICAS is provided by Change, Grow, Live (CGL). If you have developed a problem with alcohol, or are worried about someone else’s alcohol use and would like support, contact the Integrated Camden Alcohol Service (ICAS) to book an assessment.
Integrated Camden Alcohol Service (ICAS)
Telephone: 020 3227 4950
Free confidential helpline: 03330 150 673, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
ICAS offers information and advice, alcohol reduction plans, keywork sessions, relapse prevention support, day programmes, detoxification treatment and support and other complementary therapies.
Find out more about ICAS and changes to the service due to COVID-19.
Community Drug ServiceThe Camden Community Drug Service provided by Change Grow Live offers a free and confidential drug service for adults living in Camden.
The service can help you whether you have a dependency or you are just looking to make some changes and stay safe and healthy. Services available include a range of interventions, medically assisted treatment (for opiate users), counselling, one-to-one and group sessions, complimentary therapies, evening clinics, health and wellbeing assessments.
There are two main sites for the service, one in Camden Town and the other in Kilburn (see addresses below). The service is open during the times listed on their website. If you visit the service, someone will meet you and arrange a time for you to have an assessment.
Find out more about Camden Community Drug Service and changes to the service due to COVID-19.
Contact the Camden Community Drug Service
Telephone: 020 7485 2722
Address: 184 Royal College Street, Camden Town, NW1. A needle exchange service is available at this site
Address: 210 Kilburn High Street, Kilburn, NW6
Support for families and carers
Some Space, provided by Change Grow Live supports anyone affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. The services usually on offer include:
- information and advice to help individuals to understand better the effects of drug and alcohol misuse. The service will direct families and carers to available help for them and for the person they care for.
- individual support ranging from one-off support to short term counselling. The sessions can help individuals to explore concerns and to find ways to deal with them.
If you would like to access this service please call 020 3227 4950. All support for people who are affected by someone else’s drug use is currently being provided over the telephone.
Routes off The Streets (RTS) Service
Routes off The Streets is provided by Change Grow Live. It is a street outreach team and a hub located in Greenland Street, Camden Town. The service provides a range of support for people who:
- are rough sleeping in Camden
- may be problematically using substances
- are experiencing poor mental and physical health
- are involved in begging or street-based sex working.
The service offers support to help people move away from a life on the street and can assist those in need to access accommodation options, physical health care, mental health services, drug and alcohol support, food, showers and a connection back to people’s home areas.
Due to COVID -19, not all facilities are currently available, however staff at the RTS hub are on site to provide appropriate support.
If you would like support from this service, please call 0808 800 0005. Routes off The Streets staff are available to take your call and will be happy to provide support, assessment and guidance if you find yourself rough sleeping.
Camden Recovery Service
Camden Recovery Service is provided by Single Homeless Project (SHP). The service supports individuals who are in recovery from drug misuse and/or live in Camden’s homelessness hostel pathway.
It offers individually-tailored support to empower people to access education, training, employment and volunteering opportunities. When you access the service you will be allocated a coordinator who will work with you for around 12 weeks. Together you will explore your goals and develop a personal plan to help you achieve them.
You can refer yourself to the service or be referred by your GP, hostel key worker, drug/alcohol worker.
Telephone: 020 7520 8682
Freephone: 0800 783 8993
The service provides one to one key working sessions, relapse prevention workshops, peer-mentoring opportunities, social and leisure activities and employment support.
There are two main service sites:
- Welfare Services entrance, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB,
- 68 Kingsgate Road NW6 4TE.
Due to COVID-19 there are changes to how the service is being provided. For more information please contact the service.