Drug & Alcohol


If you have a problem related to alcohol, then our addaction counsellor, Alison, specialises in providing support to help you deal with this problem. Speak to your doctor if you think that alcohol may be affecting you or someone close to you.

addaction has counsellors based at GP surgeries throughout the county who offer help and support to patients with alcohol related problems.


Links to information on safe drinking, addiction and support groups


If you are addicted to street drugs, or want help / advice about their effects, then come and talk to one of us. We can offer simple advice, testing for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and referral to the Cornwall Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT) for further treatment and support if necessary.

Dr Marshall will be working closely with the drugs team to provide support to patients who have problems with heroin addiction, and will be able to prescribe heroin substitutes (methadone or subutex) for some of these patients.


Useful phone numbers can be found at:  Cornish Links

Patient.co.uk – drug addiction links and resources

Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work.

They provide a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice and operate an online message board and database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.

Adfam also runs direct support services at London prisons for families of inmates that need to talk about prison and drugs.

addaction is a leading UK charity working solely in the field of drug and alcohol treatment. Clients come from all backgrounds and are of all ages, some have long-term addiction and dependency problems. addaction assess their needs and provide a programme to help them work towards abstinence.

For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK.

Phone 0300 123 6600;   Text 82111

If you’re deaf you can Textphone FRANK on 0300 123 1099

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an independent and registered charity.

The team provides free non-judgemental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws.

A national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse (VSA) and to help anyone whose life is affected by volatile substance abuse, whether directly or indirectly.

Phone 01785 810762