Substance misuse - drugs and alcohol

Public Health works with the Safer Doncaster Partnership to prevent and raise awareness of adult substance misuse throughout Doncaster.

Our focus is on recovery, enabling Doncaster residents to recover from their addiction to alcohol and/or drugs and to maintain harm reduction services.

Drug and alcohol treatment services

Listed below, are services to help you lessen the impact of your addiction to the point where you can live your life the way you want to. The treatment will also look to address all aspects of substance misuse such as housing, work, relationship, family, training and healthcare.  

Information and support is also available to families, friends, carers, parents and children of those affected by drug addiction. Visit the Aspire website for further information on drugs and alcohol in Doncaster or view the national Drugs and Alcohol strategies:

DA strategic plan latest version 17.11.23
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From harm to hope: a 10-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives 

Needle and syringe programmes

Needle and syringe programmes are available via approved pharmacy sites which provide sterile injecting equipment to people who inject illicit drugs. They may also support adults who inject non-prescribed performance and image-enhancing drugs.  The aim is to reduce the harm caused, particularly the spread of viruses such as hepatitis and HIV. Take some time out to watch High Five, a short public health commissioned film which promotes five ways to wellbeing in relation to drugs and alcohol recovery

Needle exchange locations:

Needle exchange Pharmacies
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Rosslyn House (Single Point of Access) -  This service aims to help people who need information, support or treatment with their substance or alcohol misuse. Clients can self-refer, or their family, carer, GP or any other professionals can refer them with their consent.

Address: Rosslyn House, 37 Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2JH
Tel:  01302 730956
Opening hours for drop ins: 

Mon and Thurs 9-7pm

Tues, Wed, Fri 9-5pm

Sinclair House

Address: 29 Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2EZ
Tel: 01302 303900
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9-5

New Beginnings - structured day care programme/ in-patient/outreach programme - aims to deliver a client centred service to enable each individual client to develop a healthier, independent, and drug-free lifestyle. Their structured day programme is a twelve week rolling programme group, operating Monday to Friday. Included at New Beginnings are the journey to recovery, focus on recovery and aftercare programme.  An in-patient detox programme is also available.

Address: Marshall Avenue, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0QP
Tel: 01302 571240
Fax:  01302 571275
Opening hours:  Mon to Fri 9am-5pm

Zone 5-19 - is a service for Doncaster children, young people and families. It is delivered by a team of NHS professionals, who have lots of experience and expertise in all aspects of children and young people’s health and wellbeing.  The following are the things that Zone 5 to 19 commonly support with:

  • keeping healthy (physically and emotionally)
  • emotional wellbeing (dealing with life’s ups and downs, including problems with relationships, friendships, bereavement, parental divorce, bullying, self-harm and body image)
  • nutrition and staying active
  • contraception and sexual health
  • drugs and alcohol
  • smoking
Address: Floor 3, Flying Scotsman Health Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3AP
  • Young people 0300 0213032
  • Young people text number 0791 703 1891
  • Parents, carers and professionals 0300 021 8997
Opening hours: 

Appointments times:

  • Monday 11am to 16:45pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 16:15pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 16:15pm
  • Thursday 11am to 16.45pm
  • Friday 9am to 15:30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 15:30pm

Walk-in times:

  • Monday 11am to 17:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am to 16:30pm
  • Wednesday 11am to 16:30pm
  • Thursday 11am to 17:30pm
  • Friday 11am to 16:00pm

Community Hubs operate a satellite service at the following centres:

Hub at Bentley

Address: The Jade Centre, Askern Road, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 OJR
Tel: 01302 303900 (for information)
Opening hours: Tuesdays 9-5pm

Hub at Stainforth

Address: Stainforth Clinic, Church Road, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5PW
Tel: O1302 841400
Opening hours: Wednesday 9-5pm

Hub at Mexborough plus needle exchange

Address: The Hallgate Centre, Mexborough, S60 0DG
Tel: 01709 571082
Opening hours: Mondays and Thursdays 9-5pm

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Last updated: 21 February 2024 10:50:22

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