Drug and alcohol support services

We commission a broad range of treatment and support services for drug and/or alcohol users, carers, friends and family.

Our services provide appropriate levels of care and support regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual preference or cultural background.

Change, Grow, Live (CGL) substance use disorder service 

CGL are a national charitable organisation providing services to Swindon residents who may have an alcohol or drug use concern. 

Swindon substance use disorder service (SUDS) is a free, confidential service for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol use.

The specialist CGL team support behaviour change with those affected with drug and alcohol use. The adult SUDS service provides both pharmacological and psychosocial social interventions for those living in Swindon and who are over 18 years. 

They provide evening sessions for those who cannot attend during the working day and can offer online tools to make accessing support as easy as possible.

They can be contacted at:

4, Temple Chambers
Temple Street

Telephone: 01793 328150
E-mail: SwindonInfo@cgl.org.uk 

For further information, you can also view the CGL website

Swindon’s Young People's Substance Misuse Service (U-Turn)

U-Turn provides support, help and guidance to young people and their families for all drug or alcohol related problems.

It works pro-actively in preventing drug use and educates children and young people. It is a free, referral-based service.

Needle and syringe exchange scheme

Swindon needle and syringe scheme is run by a number of participating pharmacies and Change, Grow, Live, the local treatment service.

The scheme aims to reduce the impact of sharing injecting equipment, which includes the transmission of blood-borne viruses, through the provision of:

  • advice on safer injecting practices
  • advice on minimising the harm done by drugs, including performance and image-enhancing drugs
  • advice on how to avoid and manage an overdose including the use of Naloxone, as well as basic life support
  • information on the safe handling and correct disposal of injecting equipment
  • access to blood-borne virus testing, vaccination and treatment services
  • help to stop injecting drugs, including access to drug treatment (for example, opioid substitution therapy) and encouragement to switch to safer drug taking practices, if these are available

Related content

Visit the FRANK website for honest information about drugs, as well as friendly and confidential help and advice.

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