Alcohol and Substance Misuse


The National Drugs Helpline – a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs. The service is available to anyone. 0800 77 66 00

East Sussex Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (STAR) – commissioned to work with people from the age of 18 upwards. Offering a range of services they work in partnership with other agencies to achieve positive outcomes for service users. Telephone, text and one to one support offered. Lift House, 6 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH T: 0300 3038 160.

Alcoholics Anonymous – 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. There is a meeting in Eastbourne every day of the week, visit their website for up-to-date information. National Helpline: 0800 9177 650

Cocaine Anonymous – the members of C.A are all recovering addicts who maintain their individual sobriety by working with others. Coming from various social, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, what members all have in common is addiction. “Free at Last” meet Mondays 19.30 – 21.00 pm, All Saints Church, 21A Grange Road, Eastbourne. BN21 4HE

Narcotics Anonymous – NA is a non-profit group of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Members are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Meetings are on Saturday 6:00 pm, Café North, 5 North St, BN21 3HG. Use entrance on ground floor to the right of the café. National helpline: 0300 999 1212 w:

Al-Anon – national organisation providing support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Meetings in Eastbourne are held in Christchurch Hall, Seaside, BN22 7NN on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 1.30pm. Helpline 020 7403 0888

East Sussex FACT (Families & Carers Team) – support families, carers and friends who are being affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health issues (dual diagnosis). They offer a wide range of daytime and evening services which include advice, support and information on a range of issues. They also offer referrals to other services which can help both families, friends, carers and the substance user. There are support groups, outreach support through home visits and training for families, friends and carers around basic counselling, communication skills, first aid, overdose prevention and basic drug and alcohol awareness. T: 07920 786352 or 07795 953951 e:,

Recovery Groups – friendly, informal meetings that take place every week for anyone struggling with any form of addiction or compulsive behaviour. Adapted from the 12-steps programme these groups are suitable for people at all stages of the recovery journey. Meetings celebrate God’s healing power in your life, share struggles and successes and encourage one another forward. All groups are completely free with a warm welcome given to everyone. Centro Lounge, 102 Seaside Road, BN21 3PF. Every Tuesday, 7pm – 8:30pm (6:45pm for tea and coffee) Contact:

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