Changes to Reset and criminal justice services

Due to the rapidly changing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with national guidance, we have made the difficult decision to stop face-to-face sessions for Reset (adult treatment) and criminal justice services (sometimes referred to as DIP). This includes Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR).

If you currently use these services, you will continue to receive support over the phone. We will be contacting all service users to let them know of the changes, but if you haven’t heard from us then please contact:

  • Reset on 020 3889 9510
  • DIP on 020 7364 4459

Please be assured that if you usually attend a group as part of your DRR or ATR, you will not be ‘breached’ for non-attendance while these service changes are in place.

Drugs and alcohol advice

Whether you are looking for advice or concerned about someone you know – there is help available.

In this section you will find all the contact details you need to get talking one-to-one, in confidence, to a drugs advice expert from the local community.

Our services are free to anyone living in Tower Hamlets who might wish to seek support, advice or guidance.

View the full list of local services.

The substance misuse strategy

The Tower Hamlets Partnership Substance Misuse Strategy (2020-2025) highlights our vision to tackle substance misuse over the next five years. It shows our high level priorities for action.

It will also be accompanied by yearly delivery plans. We have partnered with the NHS, Metropolitan Police, London Community Rehabilitation Company, London Fire Brigade.

Those involved across the voluntary sector include residents, LGBT Forum, Interfaith Forum and people who use drug and alcohol support services. 

Our vision

To reduce drug and alcohol related harms to individuals, families and communities in Tower Hamlets and to enable more residents to recover from problematic substance misuse.

We will do this by focusing on three priority areas:

  • early intervention and prevention,
  • effective evidence based treatment and recovery support
  • and reducing drug and alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour. 

The Substance Misuse Strategy recognises that poverty, unemployment and social deprivation are significant risk factors.

They can lead to problematic or dependent forms of substance misuse. Policies and strategies which tackle these wider determinants of health are key to this strategy’s success.

Previous substance misuse strategy

Needle exchange

Find out about the needle exchange and harm reduction services available.

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