Alcohol is widely consumed, particularly in social environments. However, some people may find their alcohol use has increased to a level which is causing them or others around them problems or concern.
Free and confidential help, advice, support and treatment for alcohol issues are available in South Gloucestershire following an assessment of your needs.
Developing Health and Independence (DHI)
Developing Health and Independence (DHI) are the South Gloucestershire alcohol and drug treatment providers.
Developing Health and Independence (DHI) services remain open to all residents with support for any adults who need help or advice around their use of alcohol and/or drugs.
Support is available either in person, over the phone or digitally. Self-referrals, as well as those from professionals, are welcome. People will be contacted by phone within 15 working days of their referral and often this is much sooner.
The triage team will complete an assessment over the phone and ensure that access to the right support is put in place as soon as possible.
Contact details are:
Developing Health and Independence (DHI) assessments and referrals
To assess what help is needed an alcohol worker will offer support and advice, usually over the phone although in person meetings are available if require. A range of programmes and services are available meeting individual needs. These can be:
- identification and brief advice on stopping or reducing the amount of alcohol you drink
- digital applications for you to access online
- telephone support if you need it
- signposting to services or GP practitioners who may be able to help
- detoxification and rehabilitation can be discussed, although this is more likely to form part of a managed care plan.
Support offered can range from a brief conversation to answering a query to advice regarding help and treatment available.
During the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak contact with your alcohol worker will most likely be by telephone, although in person meetings can be facilitated where necessary.
In order for them to meet your individual needs, please advise the triage coordinator of everything that you feel they need to know.
If you are experiencing ill health in relation to your alcohol misuse, please speak to your GP.
Further help and support
One You South Glos
Unfortunately, during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, training sessions are not available face to face but if you have a query or require any resources, please call 01454 865337 or email OneYou@southglos.gov.uk. If required, training could be provided online, so please contact us if you require this. Visit the NHS website for the latest information and guidance.