Drug and alcohol support

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Click here to visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

We are with you

We are with you is one of the UK’s leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. They work with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach. In 2017 they supported 140,000 people.

We are with you believes that everyone can change and supports them to do it.

Their services include Mental Health, Alcohol & drugs, Young persons, Friends & Family.

Click here to visit the we are with you website.

SaS

The service is for young people in North Somerset who would like support, information or advice about drugs and alcohol.  

They also help young people who are using drugs, alcohol or tobacco and want support and help to stop their use.

They can meet with young people wherever they feel more comfortable.  This may be at home, in the community, at school or college or within their building.

The service’s work includes visiting schools and youth centres to provide education and information to groups of young people about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

They are also able to provide support and training to parents, carers and professionals.

A young person can refer themselves by calling the service’s telephone number or, with the young person’s permission, a referral can be made by a parent, carer or professional.  There is no waiting list and there is no charge for the service.

Click here to visit SaS website.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.

ARA

ARA is  a registered charity formed in 1987 by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. It is estimated that ARA has helped over 40,000 people with alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health issues and has saved an estimated £50 million in costs to the community.

Over many years ARA has provided structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life.

Click here to visit the ARA website.


168 Medical Group Message

Like many practices across the country, the impact of COVID has led to unparalleled levels of demand for 168 Medical Group. We are doing all we can to ensure those with medically urgent conditions are seen on the day. To support us to help those who need it most, if you are in the early stages of an illness or have a short term minor condition, please use the self-help guides on Ask My GP or the NHS website to self-care. When you contact us, we will ask you what you’ve done to self care. With self-care, many minor illnesses can resolve without needing medical treatment from a GP.

If you still need medical help, please note that our telephone team may refer you to our physiotherapist, mental health nurse or pharmacist if your condition is suitable to be treated by one of our extended healthcare team.

Please remember that our team are here to help you. They are doing a difficult job in challenging times. Please treat them with the same level of respect as you’d expect in return.