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Richmond Community Drug and Alcohol Service (RCDAS)

How our service can help you

Richmond Community Drug and Alcohol Service (RCDAS) is a community drug and alcohol service for anyone over the age of 18 living in the London Borough of Richmond. The team comprises a core service in Twickenham, satellite services across the borough, and is supported by specialist psychology, criminal justice, outreach, ETE and housing staff, as well as a day programme for Richmond and Wandsworth residents. We offer addictions related prescribing alongside psycho-social interventions and access to a range of groups. Psychology and counselling services are available to those accessing all pathways. Recovery and peer mentoring services are also available to all service users, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Our core site in Twickenham also offers needle exchange, blood testing, hep B vaccinations, medical and nurse assessments, smoking cessation, legal advice, Hep C treatment plus access to detox, day programme and residential rehab options. Our Recovery Hub in Wandsworth (accessible to RCDAS service users, key workers can refer) offers employability programmes, access to courses, skills training, social events, activities such as yoga, music and art- available at any point in a person's treatment journey.

The service is a Consortium with our Trust being the clinical lead in partnership with We Are With You, St Mungo's and CDARS. Staff are therefore employed from medical, psychology, nursing, recovery worker, outreach and ETE backgrounds and volunteers support across the pathways. The service works closely with local hospitals and GPs, Richmond Council services, other local partner agencies and service user representatives. The over-arching aim of the service is to support service users in reducing or stopping their substance use and associated harm, and working towards sustainable and meaningful recovery in the community.

  • Service Borough Covers: Richmond Upon Thames Treatment type: Community
  • Contact the service

    Email: RCDAS.Referrals@slam.nhs.uk Phone Number: 020 3228 3020
  • Disabled Access: Yes
  • Address: Unit 2
    Ilex House
    94 Holly Road,
    Twickenham,
    TW1 4HF
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Mon 9am - 4.30pm + late opening, Tues 9am - 4.30pm, Weds 13.30pm - 4.30pm, Thurs 9am - 4.30pm, Fri 9am - 4.30pm
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Addictions