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Substance Misuse Refuge

We have run a specialist refuge for women who have substance misuse issues as well as fleeing domestic abuse for over 10 years. Sadly, domestic abuse and substance misuse often go and in hand. Often, abusers get their victims addicted to drugs and/or alcohol as another way to control them. They will withhold money or substances and only give it to the victim on their terms. Drugs or alcohol may also be used as a coping mechanism for those subjected to abuse.

When women enter the substance misuse refuge, they agree to accepting support to overcome their addiction. We have a link worker from The Bridge Programme, a local organisation who help clients to deal with their substance misuse by providing practical support in relation to social aspects which impact negatively on their lives. aspects which impact negatively on their lives.

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NADASA is made up of different services across the county working together to support adults and children who risk or has experienced domestic or sexual abuse.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse who is also misusing drugs or alcohol, here is a list of services you may also want to contact for support.

The majority of these agencies offer outreach services in different areas of the county.

Please check with the services directly if they provide support in your area and how they may be able to help you:

Substance to Solution 

S2S provide free and confidential support for adults experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol. They'll listen to your needs and make sure they tailor the support.

Helpline: 0808 169 8512

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Bridge Substance Misuse Programme

A mentoring programme that offers activities to its clients either alongside or independent of mentoring relationship.

Helpline: 01604 621259

NDAS DROP In services

NDAS offers drop-in sessions and booked appointments for anyone that is affected by domestic abuse.

Women who are victims of abuse are 9 times more likely to misuse drugs, and 15 times more likely to misuse alcohol.

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CAN Young People’s Team

Information, advice, support and individual counselling on substance misuse for young people.

Helpline: 08450 556 246


Provides advice, information and support for people affected by alcohol, drug misuse or gambling.

Helpline: 0300 456 429

Family Support Link

Support for families and carers affected by the drug or alcohol use in Northamptonshire.

Helpline: 01933 227078



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