Drug and Alcohol Services
For some people, drug or alcohol use has caused them to have mental health problems; for others, using is a way of helping to cope with the symptoms experienced as a result of having mental health problems.
Walsall's Mental Health Services work in partnership with a number of other agencies including the police, probation, housing needs, young persons projects, drug action team and others to try to ensure that support, advice and treatment is available.
If you have a mental illness and also have problems with substance misuse you may be referred to a Community Mental Health Team to support your mental health and Lantern House Community Drug and Alcohol Team who will work with you to address the substance misuse issues.
Drug and alcohol contacts
Lantern House Community Drug and Alcohol Team
130 Lichfield Street
Telephone 01922 858463
Fax 01922 858464
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 12noon - 6.30/7pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
No disabled access
T3 Young Persons Substance Misuse Services
21 Jervis Court
Dog Kennel Lane
Telephone 01922 637505
Service that is part of the voluntary sector within Walsall services. The service is primarily for 10 -19 year olds that live within the borough of Walsall, and are using/misusing substances or alcohol.
Our aim is to help reduce the risks and harm associated with substance misuse by enabling the young people through: advice, information and structured counselling to achieve their goals and to make informed choices around their substance misuse.
T3 offers a confidential service for all young people, including:
- Open access
- Structured support / interventions
- Harm minimisation
- Advice support on sexual health
- Pre-treatment group work
- Targeting of young street drinkers
- Community support
- Targeted activity in local hotspots
- BBV screening
- Clinical assessment
- Community/symptomatic prescribing
- Crisis intervention
- Needle exchange
231 Stafford Street
Service aimed at working with people with an alcohol or drug dependency.Provide assessment of need, one to one advice and support, needle exchange, satellite services, onward referral, Arrest referral scheme, probation support drug worker. Hepatitis B & C clinic for alcohol and drug users.
Youth service provision 'The Junction' in collaboration with Lantern House.'Progress to Work' in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus to get former drug users into training and employment. Addaction can work with mental health issues which would normally be managed at primary care level – anxiety, panic attacks, some eating disorder for example when opiates are used as an appetite suppressant.
Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm, Late appointments by arrangement – last appointment 6pm
This page was last updated on 12 June 2014