Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

Levels of drug and alcohol abuse are relatively high amongst homeless people - with substance misuse proving both a cause, and result of homelessness. Research suggests that substance use increases as a consequence of homelessness, as it serves as a method of coping with the stresses of living on the streets.

Throughout our schemes and services we work with people to minimise their substance misuse and reduce the harm this is having on themselves and others around them. We also work with people who are in recovery from addiction - helping them to maintain a healthier lifestyle and live independently within the community.

As well as supporting people with substance misuse problems within the community, we also provide accommodation based services in Bournemouth for people who have active substance misuse challenges, or who are in the process of recovery.

All referrals for this service must be made via the Bournemouth Supporting People Hub. To enquire about making a referral:

Call: 01202 451467

Email: sp.hub@bournemouth.gov.uk

If you need to talk to someone about substance misuse, call the Frank drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. Alternatively, click here to visit the Frank website.

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