Substance Abuse

Addaction (Barking & Dagenham Horizon)

AddAction (Barking & Dagenham Horizon) provides a range of services to support people aged 18 and over, with alcohol & drugs addiction, into recovery by tackling both treatment needs and wider social reintegration issues, including housing, employment and education.

By addressing the wider holistic needs of our service users, we ensure that our substance misuse services make the best use of local community resources. All our adult substance misuse services are open to substance misusers and their families and carers for whom we facilitate support groups and provide training.

Services include:

  • Blood borne virus testing (HIV/Hep B & C) testing and vaccination
  • Advice on harm minimisation and support for those considering reducing their substance use
  • Structured motivational support through:
    • Complementary therapies
    • Intensive key working
    • Counselling
    • Day programme
    • Other focussed groups
  • An abstinence programme for people in recovery from drug or alcohol misuse
  • Access to other community-based voluntary and self-help groups
  • Service user development
  • Sunday Social (12 – 5pm open to registered Addaction service users).

For further information or to access services, please see details shown below.

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  • 26 Linton Road
    IG11 8HG

  • 020 8591 6800

  • Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

    Thursday: 09:00 - 20:30

    Sunday 12noon - 5pm (registered service users only).

CGL Subwize (substance abuse and young people specialists)

CGL Subwize is an outreach drug and alcohol support service which offers support to young people up to the age of 21 years old who are using drugs or alcohol or who are affected by parents’ or carers’ substance misuse.

The service offers a wide range of services from confidential advice and information, assessment of an individual’s specific needs; one-to-one sessions and group work; appointments at a convenient location; drop-in at local centres in the borough and a gateway to other services. CRI Subwize consiss of experienced drug and alcohol workers who specialise in working with young people

We offer:

  • confidential advice and information for young people up to the age of 21
  • support to help you make informed decisions about your drug and alcohol use
  • support to help you cut down or stop using drugs or alcohol
  • assessment of your specific needs
  • one-to-one sessions
  • group work
  • appointments at a convenient location
  • gateway to other services
  • drop-in services across the borough (please contact us for more details)
  • advice and information for parents and carers
  • male and female workers

We also work in close partnership with a variety of other services such as sexual health, housing, life skills, education and employment. We also have family support workers to assist in the helping family members who have been affected by others substance misuse.
There is more information on the website


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  • The Vibe
    195-211 Becontree Ave
    RM8 2UT

  • 0208 8227 5019

  • 07795 402133


  • 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
    Evening outreach also available and opening hours flexible if required.

Red Lion Service

Previously known as The Gateway Service, The Red Lion team provides open access support and treatment for adults with drug and alcohol problems. Our aim is to help people identify the impact drugs/alcohol may be having on your life and to develop the motivation and confidence to make positive changes.

The service provides clear end-to-end recovery pathways to support you from your first engagement in treatment towards successful reintegration into the community. At your first appointment, an experienced, specialist worker will carry out a brief assessment of your needs and work with you to agree a recovery plan to help you move forward.

You will be assigned your own key worker who will be your main point of contact through treatment. This key worker will provide one-to-one support and review your progress regularly to ensure your treatment is effective and meets your needs. The services is confidential and operate an equal opportunities policy.

Our service includes needle exchange and a prescribing service.

Needle support – prescribing service

Website: Here

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  • Red Lion House
    38 George Street
    IG11 8FE

  • 0208 507 8668


  • Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm