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.

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

There is a peer-supported drug recovery service in Portsmouth that you can get in contact with:

Portsmouth Recovery Hub – 023 9229 4573, or visit

You can also get support from:

For information about substance misuse support for Portsmouth residents under 19 visit the DASS page.

Find out more about drug misuse

For further useful information go to any of the following sites:

  • Recovery Hub for access to local drug and alcohol support services
  • FRANK is the national drug advice service