Local Stop Smoking Service
For free help and advice on how to stop smoking please call Smokefreelife Haringey, your new Stop Smoking Service on 0300 123 1044, or visit the One for haringey website (external link) or text QUIT to 66777.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH does not attack smokers or condemn smoking. There are a host of interesting and useful factsheets on the site on smoking and tobacco, including factsheets on young people and smoking, how smoking affects the way you look, shisha, e-cigarettes and support in quitting smoking. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. It causes many diseases and reduces quality of life and life expectancy. The younger a person quits, the greater the benefit, but stopping smoking is beneficial at any age. Many smokers think that smoking helps relieve stress but in fact, ex-smokers are more likely to go on to have better mental health and be happier than they were before they quit. You can visit their website or read some factsheets regarding smoking and how to quit, also there are ASH Resources for schools.
Drug support (DASH)
The Grove - 02087026220
Talk to FRANK
The Drug Advisory Service Haringey (DASH) is the main provider for substance misusers in Haringey. They support patients through drug rehabilitation and offer a confidential service. They offer advice about drugs and side effects. they also offer substitute prescribing for people who have an opiate addiction (heroin) to reduce harm to the patient. They also work closely with the housing department and run employment and training schemes. For more information visit the DASH website. Alternatively you can visit COSMIC who help and support for children and families affected by alcohol and drugs or Talk to FRANK - the National Drug Helpline.
The Grove Drug Treatment Service
9 Bruce Grove, Tottenham, N17 6RA. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday open to 7:30pm. Telephone no: 020 8702 6220
They provide a wide range of free treatment services to people experiencing problems with drugs misuse in Haringey (18+). They offer 1:1 support and groups, Substitute prescribing, Needle Exchange - list of local needle exchange pharmacies, Support for people involved in the Criminal Justice System, Support in accessing funded treatment for detox, residential rehab or structured day programmes; BBV testing and vaccinations; Club Drug Clinic (GBL, Mephedrone, Crystal Meth, Ketamine and Legal Highs); Fellowship meetings; Employment, training and education, benefits and welfare support; Support for carers, families and friends; Complementary therapies The Grove also works closely with other Haringey agencies, including the Alcohol Treatment Service and the Recovery Service, so can refer to these agencies for further support.
Insight Platform (young adults/children)
40 Bromley road, Tottenham, London, N17 0AW. Telephone no: 020 8493 8525, Website: Insight
They provide confidential advice and support on drugs and alcohol for children, young adults (upto aged of 21) and families. They also advise on harm reduction and prevention as well as therapeutic interventions to complement the needs of young people accessing the service.
Talk to FRANK
40 Bromley road, Tottenham, London, N17 0AW. Telephone no: 0300 123 6600, Website: Talk to FRANK
They provide friendly, confidential drug advice online, vial email, phone or SMS
If you required assistance with any gambling issues please self refer to the below details or access the website bellow.
National problem gambling clinic
Address: 282 North End Rd, London SW6 1NH, Phone: 020 7381 7722
Alcohol support (HAGA)
If you wish a health check up on your liver or advice regarding your alcohol habits you can talk to your GP or speak to Haringey Advisory Group On Alcohol (HAGA) on 020 8800 6999. You can contact HAGA yourself. First appointments are held Monday to Thursday 10am to 1pm. Evening and weekend appointments are available by arrangement. They have hubs across the community and will visit people in their own homes if you are unable to get to them. You can contact them by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are affected by a disability and cannot visit HAGA, they can come to you, please ring 020 8800 6999 and they will try and organise a home visit. HAGA also run hub clinics based in GP surgeries across Haringey. If you would rather speak with one of our specialists in a surgery near you, then we run the following clinics:
Lawrence house surgery
107 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JR
Tel: 020 8801 6640
Time Slots: Every Thursday 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
Queenswood medical practice
151 Park Road, London, N8 8JD
Tel: 020 3074 2402
Time Slots: Every Wednesday 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm
You can also visit their website www.dontbottleitup.org.uk, answer some questions (will only take 2minutes) to get confidential, personalised advice about your drinking 24/7.