Support around alcohol and drugs
There is a range of free support in the borough if you are worried about:
- how much you are drinking
- your drug use
- the drug and alcohol use of someone you know
Turning Point offers Kensington and Chelsea residents free advice and support to make positive changes around drugs and alcohol. The team provide a safe space to listen to your circumstances and explore how to get the most out of their services. This could be from learning how to overcome cravings and urges, decreasing or stopping use and developing healthier habits. Turning Point will help you develop a tailored care plan to build resilience and get your life back on track.
Turning Point also provide:
- work in homeless hostels and supported housing across the borough to engage residents who struggle with drug and alcohol use
- support for and work in partnership with St Mungo's in Redcliffe Gardens providing outreach to residents in the Earls Court area
- targeted work with local policing teams to reach out to street drinkers and rough sleepers.
The Alcohol Service
The Alcohol Service provides free, confidential support for anyone affected by alcohol use in Kensington and Chelsea. If you are looking to stop drinking, cut down, or you’re concerned by the drinking behaviour of someone close to you, the Alcohol Service can help.
The Club Drug Clinic
The Club Drug Clinic provides free specialist support for adult clubbers and LGBTQ+ residents who have developed problems with recreational drugs.
If you’re aged 18 or over and are experiencing problems with both your mental health and drug or alcohol use, you can get specialist support from the Dual Diagnosis Team. Call 020 7341 5335 for more information.
Build on Belief
Build on Belief support residents going through drug and/or alcohol recovery. Build on Belief services are run by people who have had their own experiences of drug and/or alcohol addiction and know first-hand what the journey to recovery is like.
Outside Edge’s theatre group offers people recovering from substance misuse the opportunity to get into drama and theatre.
Support for children and young people
Read about services for children and young people affected by drugs and alcohol.
Find out more
Read more information about drug and alcohol misuse services on People First.