Help with recovery from drug problems

Drug misuse is when a person regularly takes one or more drugs to change their mood, emotion, or state of consciousness. You can find all the facts, support, and advice about drugs by using Talk to Frank.

If you are concerned about your or a loved one’s use of drugs or other substances, then you can turn to one of the Portsmouth services below for confidential, impartial advice and information.

Where can I get help?

Recovery from drug misuse is achievable and made easier with the right support and advice.

There are a range of services including drop in sessions, peer support groups, specialist counselling and group sessions to help you. Substitute medication (methadone) and supported detoxification are available. Your GP can refer you to services or you can contact some services directly.

Needle exchange service

A confidential needle exchange service is available across Portsmouth. Sharing needles can lead to serious health problems. These are the pharmacies offering needle exchange.

Drug recovery service

The Portsmouth Recovery Hub is a peer-supported drug recovery service in Portsmouth that you can get in contact with.

Further support

You can also get support from:

For information about substance misuse support for Portsmouth residents under 25 visit the DASS page.