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Alcohol and Drug Services: WCDAS Battersea

AddressSt John's Therapy Centre,
162 St. John's Hill,
PostcodeSW11 1SW
DescriptionWandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS) provides community drug and alcohol treatment and support services in Battersea, Tooting and Roehampton. It is a psychology led service that offers a range of free and confidential treatment and support services for drug and/or alcohol misuse.

The types of services that are provided at their Battersea branch includes:

• Substance prescribing (Methadone, Subutex etc.)
• Relapse prevention prescribing
• Overdose training and naloxone dispensing
• Community detoxification and access to inpatient detoxification
• Alcohol treatment
• Specific clinic for pregnant drug and alcohol users
• Physical health check-ups and treatment
• Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations
• Hepatitis C testing and direct referral for treatment
• HIV testing
• Clinical and counselling psychology
• Psychosocial interventions including mapping, relapse prevention and motivational interviewing
• Late appointments for those who work
• Hosting of recovery meetings for AA
• Access to education, training and employment
• Access to group programmes
• Access to housing support
• RELEASE in-house advice surgery

The services are provided by a consortium of agencies, including Addaction and St. Mungo's Broadway, under the leadership of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation trust (SLaM).
GPs and other professionals can also refer people to the service.
Services are also provided at The Wellbeing Centre, 64 - 100 Wix's Lane, SW4 0AQ. Contact the main service at St John's Therapy Centre for further information.

Visit the page about the service on the SLaM website.

Visit the WCDAS Roehampton and WCDAS Tooting pages to find out more about the services provided at this centres.

Telephone number020 8812 4120
Further informationAnyone can refer themselves directly to the service.

- Alcoholics anonymous meeting: Thursday morning, 12.00noon–1.30pm

- Preparation for residential detox and rehab: Friday, 12noon–1pm

WCDAS can offer same day prescribing when someone attends the open access in the morning.
EligibilityMen and women over 18yrs
CostsFree of Charge
Opening timesOpen Access: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri , 9.00am – 4.30pm , Wed 1.00pm -7.00pm

Record last updated: 09 February 2017