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Alcohol Fresh Start Clinic - Heathbridge Practice

Address125 Upper Richmond Road,
PostcodeSW15 2TL
DescriptionFresh Start Clinics provide a clinically safe home alcohol detoxification programme for people suffering from mild to moderate alcohol dependency. They offer specialist treatment and care near to where you live.

You can expect to be given medication to manage your withdrawal symptoms and to prevent relapse, and support from a nurse who specialises in alcohol dependency. You will remain registered with your current GP.
Telephone number020 8246 4070
Fax number020 8789 8568
Further informationOpening times:
8.15am - 1pm and
2pm - 6pm
Monday to Friday
EligibilityYou can go to a Fresh Start Clinic if you live in the borough of Wandsworth. Referrals are accepted from:

- Yourself (call in the afternoon to book an appointment)
- GPs
- Pharmacists
- A&E staff
- Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service

Fresh Start Clinics cannot treat you if you have complex needs, including:

- Poor physical health (e.g. heart failure, breathing problems, liver failure)
- Epilepsy
- Heroin, cocaine or benzodiazepine dependency
- Severe mental health problems
- A history of alcohol withdrawal seizures or delirium tremens

If you have complex needs you can access treatment with Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service either by referring yourself or by getting a referral from your GP.

Record last updated: 10 June 2015