Free Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Dear Albert is a social enterprise which specialises in peer mentoring and making recovery more visible by bringing together existing resources. We have close links with peer support fellowships such as Smart Recovery, NA, AA and work in close collaboration with statutory funded drug and alcohol agencies, private rehabs, local authorities and substance misuse charities. 

We can also provide phone and referral support to substance clients with SEND needs, such as mental health, emotional health, learning disabilities, behavioural difficulties and physical difficulties through the often challenging road to recovery.

We provide a free national helpline to support clients and families in crisis with drugs and alcohol.  We work with clients and families (short to long term) to resolve resistance/ambivalence and increase motivation for change. We undertake assessments which enable us to support clients into an appropriate treatment programme.

We offer a national social media peer support network and publish a magazine called Service User News, which is designed to address topics of recovery and signpost to local free resources.

We have recently developed a cartoon character called ‘Our Albert’ which aims to communicate specifically to young people. Future editions of Service User News will integrate the rest of the cartoon family and will start to deliver family related messages of support and recovery.

We also provide local film viewings of the acclaimed Dear Albert Recovery Documentary by Nick Hamer and drug and substance misuse education events to local authorities and drug and alcohol services throughout the year.

 

Who to contact

Name
Jon Roberts
Position
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Telephone
0800 880 3153
Email
hello@dearalbert.co.uk
Website
Free Drug and Alcohol Helpline 

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday to Sunday - 8am to 10pm
Session Information
Call for details

Costs

Cost(s)
FREE After School

Other details

Notes

We are in receipt of CCG funding

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Dear Albert is a social enterprise which specialises in peer mentoring and making recovery more visible by bringing together existing resources.

We provide a free national helpline, staffed by specialist, qualified drug and alcohol counsellors which is in operation 7 days a week, 365 days a year to support clients and families in crisis with drugs and alcohol.  The helpline is designed to support people still suffering with addiction / substance misuse into recognisable treatment that’s right for them.

We have strong links with peer support fellowships such as Smart Recovery, NA, AA and work closely with statutory funded drug and alcohol agencies, private rehabs and local authorities.

We also provide local film viewings of the acclaimed Dear Albert Recovery Documentary by Nick Hamer and drug and substance misuse education events to local authorities and drug and alcohol services throughout the year.

Contact Name
Chris Simonite
Contact Telephone
0790881850
Contact Email
connect@dearalbert.co.uk
Links
Counselling Service
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Last Updated
09/11/2017

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