If you are under 18 and you want to talk to someone about your drinking, or are concerned about how much a family member or friend drinks please call 01384 241440 or text on
07500 015 293 (reply within office hours).
SWITCH is a free and confidential service for young people with drug or alcohol issues. They aim to provide the support and information to help you make your own choices.
The main Switch hub will be based just round the corner from Dudley Bus Station at:
1 Castle Street
Self Referral: As a young person you can refer yourself via telephone, text, email or in person by dropping in to Switch. You can see someone at the main hub, but also in
the community. Visits can take place in places like schools, training providers, college, hostels, cafés, care homes and the family home.
Friends and family: If you are worried about a young person you know, or would like support as a parent, friend or family member then you can call, text or email switch for
a chat with a worker.
Tel: 01384 241 440
Text: 07500 015 293
Fax: 01384 254 728
Talk to Frank – friendly free confidential advice. You can call them on 0800 77 66 00, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Or you can go on the website at
http://www.talktofrank.com/contact-frank and find out about other ways to get support.
If you are worried or scared about the way you or someone you know is being treated you can get support at: http://www.dudleysafeguarding.org.uk/
Drug and Alcohol support Adult
Drug and Alcohol support, Atlantic Recovery Centre
There are a number of local services available to support people aged 18 years and over with their drinking. To gain access to the correct service for you call the local
rate number below. You can also be referred to this service by your GP or any other support service.
Tel: 01384 426120
You can also get further support from your GP or local walk in clinic. To find out who your local GP is visit: http://www.nhs.uk
Your local pharmacy
You can get information about alcohol and support and advice from your local Pharmacy, check out Derek at: http://www.thinkpharmacy.info/