Reach Drug and Alcohol Services

Reach Drug and Alcohol Services, the new community alcohol and drugs service for Dorset, is now live and offering support.

Reach is a Partnership between EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) and Essential Drug and Alcohol Services (EDAS)

Reach Drug and Alcohol Services offer Drug and alcohol treatment including:

  • Advice & information for drug and/or alcohol users or anyone concerned about someone‚Äôs use (friends, family, employers)
  • Harm reduction interventions and Needle exchange
  • Group work programmes
  • One to one key working
  • Whole Family support and interventions
  • Aftercare and post treatment programmes and activities
  • Accredited mentoring courses
  • Young People Substance Misuse advice, information, brief interventions and engagement

The prescribing intervention is delivered by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust (AWP) who have extensive experience in delivering this service over a large geographical area.

We are committed to delivering a high quality service and a full range of all prescribing options are available for misuse of opioids, alcohol and other substances this includes regimes for-

  • Maintenance
  • Reduction
  • Detoxification
  • Relapse Prevention

Using opioid and non opioid medication in line with NICE and Clinical guidelines. The programme and medication for detoxification, stabilisation or maintenance is agreed by an AWP clinician who will provide regular communication to the registered G.P sharing treatment plans including aspects of physical and mental health where appropriate.

We have three hubs (Christchurch, Gillingham and Weymouth), and a number of satellite services, across the county where you can get support.
Reach offers one to one support and a number of different groups across the county. Opening hours are listed below however out of hours appointments can be arranged by appointment in most locations.
You can call us to find out what support is available to you in your area on:

0800 043 4656

If you are a GP and would like to refer a patient to Reach you can do this at

Hub Information

Reach East

Reach North

Reach West

45 Bargates,
BH23 1QD
01202 482 908
Opening times: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Woodcock Court,
Queens Street,
01747 825 872
Opening times: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Weymouth Community Hospital,
3 Melcombe Avenue,
01305 760 799
Opening times: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Smart Recovery Reach Groups

Satellite Locations

Please call 0800 043 4656 or contact your nearest Hub for more information or to arrange an appointment at one of our satellite locations.


Reach Blandford

Reach Bridport

Reach Dorchester

Blandford Community Centre,
Heddington Drive,
DT11 7TP
Opening times: Tuesday and Fridays, 9am until 4.30pm
Friends Meeting House,
South Street,
Opening times: Tuesday, 1pm until 5pm, and Thursday, 9am until 7pm
Quaker Meeting House,
8 Holloway Road,
Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday, 9am until 4.30pm

Reach Ferndown

Reach Lyme Regis

Reach Sherborne

King George V Pavillion,
Peter Grant Way,
BH22 9EN
Opening times: Monday and Thursday, 9am until 4.30pm
Bethany Chapel,
Coombe Street,
Lyme Regis,
Opening times: Monday and Wednesday, 9am until 4.30pm
Stewart Lodge,
Yeatman Hospital,
Opening times: Fortnightly on a Wednesday, 9am until 4.30pm

Reach Swanage

Reach Wareham

Swanage Day Services,
107 High Street,
BH19 2NB
Opening times: Monday and Wednesday, 9am until 4.30pm
Purbeck Gateway Church,
Ropers Lane,
BH20 4QT
Opening times: Tuesday and Friday, 9am until 4.30pm