Reach Dorset

Your first step to recovery if you live in Dorset. Call 0800 043 4656

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“I can say without hesitation that our appointments have been of great benefit. Often to my own detriment, I am pretty guarded and wary of opening up and trusting people these days. Our sessions have enabled me to do just that and for that I am extremely grateful. It is always nice to know that you work without judgement and are always prepared to listen, whatever the issue may be. I feel able to ask your opinion and trust your judgement.” 


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We’re here to help you cut down or stop your drug or alcohol use.

We’ll help you regain control of your life, by building on your strengths and supporting you to make healthy changes.

You can access our help directly – there is normally no waiting time to get started.

Last year in REACH we:

Substance support

Helped 4 new people every day get the support they need to manage their substance use

Recovery tools

Offered 95 brief interventions per week to clients by phone and in person to keep them on track in their recovery

Clinical support

Supported 388 people every week with clinical interventions including prescribing and health checks

Successful treatments

Helped 2 people every day successfully move on and leave our care after achieving their recovery goals

Seek help now

Once you engage with Reach, you have access to a variety of additional support services.  

Our three main hubs are located in Gillingham, Wimborne and Weymouth and offer recovery support, needle exchanges and prescription support. You will see your recovery worker by appointment, but the hubs provide a centre where you can drop in for support outside of your one to one programme, or to spend time in our cafes or engage with group activities.  

Our outreach services in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Blandford, Wareham, Swanage, Dorchester, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Sherborne can arrange prescriptions and needle exchange by appointment.

You will also have access to other programmes of support:

Family Support – intervention packages to support families affected by drug or alcohol misuse
Flourish Cafes – a safe, social and creative space for all past or present service users to be among people who understand.

Call us to find out what’s available in your area: 0800 043 4656

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Reach supports people to address their drug and alcohol misuse. A fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.

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