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New Direction - Lewisham

Who we are

Who we are

New Direction provides an integrated treatment system for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. The service works with people at all points of their treatment journey from engagement into services to recovery. We also provide support services to family and carers whose lives are affected by another’s drug and alcohol use.

The open access service offers assessment 5 days a week.

What we do

Our workers come from a mutli-disciplinary background and we employ; nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors. We also run a volunteer and a peer mentor programme. 

What we do

We offer a variety of treatment services including: 

  • Assessment
  • Open access and Brief Interventions
  • Outreach and engagement services across Lewisham
  • Opiate substitute prescribing and detoxification
  • GP Shared Care
  • Non-Dependent alcohol worker
  • Community alcohol detoxification
  • Keyworking
  • Counselling
  • Hospital and GP Liaison services for alcohol related problems
  • Targeted Group work (Cannabis, Alcohol, Stimulant and Drugs Recovery Groups)
  • Job clubs (with Job Centre Plus)
  • Peer support
  • Computer access and training
  • Ear acupuncture and massage
  • Family and carer support
  • Referral to detoxification and residential rehab services
  • Needle exchange
  • Hepatitis testing and immunisation
  • Street outreach services
  • Home visits
  • Assessment and referral to other agencies
  • Gender specific groups
  • Dual diagnosis support
  • Friends and family service
  • Service user involvement group
  • Computer Trainining
  • NA, CA and SMART groups also work from our premises

Next steps

Next steps

To come an for assessment please attend one of our open access sessions at 410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6LJ. Monday and Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Tuesday 1.30pm to 5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm. We also offer open access at 55 Dartmouth Road, Forrest Hill, SE23 3HN on an appointment basis for people who find it difficult to get to the Lewisham service. We also accept referrals by phone 020 8314 5566.

Apart from our main sites we operate from a number of locations including; Hostels, Penrose Fusion (DIP), Job Centre Plus, Lewisham Hospital,The Ladywell Unit, Fairway Lodge, The Albany Centre, Downham Leisure centre and 9 GP surgeries in the borough.

Phone number:

020 8314 5566

Fax:

020 8690 3660

Address:

New Direction, 410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, SE13 6LJ

Mon, Wed: 10am-7pm, Tue: 1.30pm – 5pm, Thurs, Fri: 10am-5pm 

 

55 Dartmouth Road, Forrest Hill, SE23 3HN

 Mon, Wed: 10am-7pm, Tue: 1.30pm – 5pm, Thurs, Fri, Saturday: 10am-5pm 

Drugs & Alcohol


Phone number:

020 8314 5566

Fax:

020 8690 3660

Address:

410 Lewisham High Street
Lewisham
SE13 6LJ


Hours:

Opening hours

Open access


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