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Substance misuse

The term ‘substance misuse’ is often used to describe the use of drug and sometimes alcohol, substance misuse includes the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription(or over-the counter) medicines
  • Volatile substances (including glues, gases and aerosols)
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) ‘formerly known as legal highs’

All of these substances can have a major impact on the physical and mental health of people using them, affecting their ability to be well and impacting upon their relationships with friends, family and the wider community.

The role of Dudley’s Substance misuse program is to ensure people have the capacity to make positive choices to improve their own well-being as well as providing recovery orientated support services locally.

To find out more information about drugs visit FRANK.  FRANK has more detailed information on drugs, alcohol and other substance misuse issues.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600. This also includes a 24 hour confidential helpline and a live chat service.

If you are a young person worried about someone else using drug or alcohol use speak to: Childline: 0800 11 11

Substance misuse support services

Substance Misuse (Drugs and Alcohol) treatment service for adults 18+ in Dudley, including support, information, advice and treatment to enable people to move out of addiction and into recovery.

Atlantic Recovery Centre
Atlantic House
Dudley Road
West Midlands

Telephone: 01384 426120

Fax: 01384 895130

Atlantic House Website


Cranstoun Here4YOUth provides a free, safe space to inspire and empower children & young people. We recognise that everyone needs different support, which is why we have a range of goal-based interventions to help achieve their unique goals. Here4YOUth has a base in Dudley, operates from The Youth Stop at Merry Hill and will see young people where they feel most comfortable.

Referrals can be made via our website Young Person Professional Referral Form – Cranstoun

Ways we can help children & young people aged 11-25:

  • Advice & information about alcohol & other drugs (11-18)
  • Harm reduction support when using alcohol or other drugs (11-18)
  • One-to-one substance use support to make changes (11-18)
  • Drug/alcohol workshops to targeted groups (11-18)
  • A range of group work programmes
  • Auricular acupuncture
  • Poor impulse control programme
  • Smoking/vaping cessation (16-18)
  • Social prescribing (11-25)
  • Support and linking to other services

Call 01384 241440 if you wish to discuss ways we can help.