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Alcohol and drugs


Most people who have alcohol-related health problems aren’t alcoholics. They’re simply people who have regularly drunk more than the recommended levels for some years.

The NHS recommends:

  • Men should not regularly drink more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol a day.
  • Women should not regularly drink more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol a day.
  • If you’ve had a heavy drinking session, avoid alcohol for 48 hours.

‘Regularly’ means drinking these amounts every day or most days of the week. Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health.

There’s no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink less than the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low.

Drug and alcohol support in Brent


Addaction Brent

Addaction is a local Brent service that offers suppport to people with alcohol and drug related issues.  The service offers specialist advice and guidance for those who have been arrested or bailed to the local Magistrate’s Court.

It offers a drop in service, advice and information, referral to other support services and support to the families and carers of young people using drugs and alcohol. Get in touch through:

97 Cobbold Road, Willesden, NW10 9SU
Telephone: 020 8459 9510
Website: www.addaction.org.uk
Email: [email protected]
How to refer: Self referral Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm or referral through agencies and GPs.

Brent Community Alcohol Service

This service is for people living in Brent who are either concerned about their drinking or are seeking support and advice in relation to the drinking of a family member. This is a comprehensive community based service that is able to actively reach out to men and women with alcohol issues or those liiving with these issues and is delivered across locations in Brent. To find out where these support service are contact:

25 Station Road, Willesden, NW10 4UP
Telephone: 02089617510
Fax: 02084531746
Email: [email protected]

CRI (Criminal Reduction Initiative) Substance Misuse Services

This is a local support for the local community who have drug issues and/or self harming issues.

CRI works within a partnership and can assist with associated lifestyle issues. Treatment includes 1-2-1’s, keyworking, groups and holistic interventions. Groups include parenting, anger management, gender groups and relapse prevention.  To find out more contact:

6 Craven Park, Harlesden, NW10 8SY
Telephone: 0208 955 9710
Website: www.cri.org.uk
How to refer: Telephone, Post

EACH Brent

The service is for people living in Brent or registered with a GP in the borough who are affected by a family or friend’s drug or alcohol use. The service is for people over 18 years.

Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA0 4UZ
Telephone: 0208 795 6050
Email: [email protected]
How to refer: Self Referral / GP / Friend and relative / Hospital

The Junction

The Junction Service is for residents of Brent aged 19 and over who are experiencing problems relating to alcohol and drug misuse. It is a partnership between Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Turning Point. It provides a range of specialist clinical treatment services including prescribing interventions, community detox and pharmacy based supervised consumption as well as access to in-patient detox and referral into GP prescribing.

The Junction, 27 Station Road, Harlesden, NW10 4UP
Telephone: 020 8961 7007
How to refer: The Junction accepts both professional and self referrals. Anyone wishing to access the service can drop in for a brief assessment Tues, Weds and Fri 10-12 or Mon & Thurs 1.30-4

National support and advice

To find out more and get advice about alcohol and drug consumption, go to the NHS Choices website.

Drinkline (national drink helpline)

0800 917 8282


0800 77 66 00
Text 82111