Alcohol and Drugs

Bristol Drug Project is a Bristol-based charity to help you with alcohol and drug-related problems. With over 30 years of experience providing a free and confidential service, they have the expert knowledge to support you, whether you are looking for help for:

  • yourself – looking for help with your alcohol or drug use
  • someone you care about – a parent, carer, partner or friend seeking advice and support
  • professional guidance – working in another organisation and wanting advice or information on alcohol and drug effects, services and support.

“BDP are always friendly and non-judgemental. “

“Alcohol and drug problems damage individuals, families and communities. Bristol Drugs Project is reducing harm, promoting change, challenging prejudice and maximising people’s potential.”

BDP works in local communities and health centres to support GPs and their patients who present asking for help. Shared care workers work with both GPs and patients to address a patient’s dependency through pharmacological and therapeutic interventions. BDP’s aim is to help reduce the harm to the patient and community from problematic alcohol and drug use by supporting substituting prescribing.

Regular one-to-one sessions are available with a BDP worker at the Old School Surgery for people who are alcohol or drug dependent and wish to receive substitute medication.

You can:

  • be referred via your GP
  • call the BDP on 0117 987 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am to 8pm; Sat 10am to 5pm). (If no answer, please leave a message with your name and number and they will call you back)
  • send an email to [email protected]
  • send a post to their business address at 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE
  • use the online form, please click here

More information about BDP can be found at

Useful contacts:
Al-Anon (for families and friends of problem drinkers)
Caring for an alcoholic?
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Royal College of Psychiatry
The National Association for Children of
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