Substance Abuse

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.

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  • Red Lion House
    38 George Street
    Barking
    IG11 8FE

  • 0208 507 8668

  • BarkingGatewayinfo@cri.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm

Subwize (substance abuse and young people specialists)

Subwize is a vibrant, community-facing young people’s drug and alcohol service delivered by WDP in partnership with Mentor UK.

It is available to young people under the age of 21 who live in Barking and Dagenham or attend schools and colleges in the borough, as well as their families and carers.

We work with young people in the community, at a location most accessible to them, such as schools, youth clubs and other local venues.

We always welcome new service users, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help or you’d like to ask some questions.

The service is free, friendly and confidential.

Services available include:

  • Assessment 
  • Keyworking
  • Trauma counselling  
  • Motivational and engagement work  
  • Group work  
  • Drug and alcohol education and awareness  
  • Support and information for families and carers
  • All staff can help

  • The Vibe
    195-211 Becontree Ave
    Dagenham
    RM8 2UT

  • 0300 303 4613

  • info.subwize@wdp.org.uk

  • please contact service for details