(Drugs and Alcohol Abuse)

(Domestic Abuse)

Bristol Roads


ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service) is a new more flexible service to help people in Bristol who are tackling drug and alcohol problems. Building on the previous service, it has been designed to join up treatment and support services more effectively to help people move from dependence on drug and alcohol to good health and a stable and positive lifestyle.

BDP (a service that was previously used) has joined partnerships along with several other services to create Bristol ROADS Support Service.

Support from the ROADS service include the following:

  • Extra and more flexible treatment to support people to focus on recovering from their dependency on drugs and alcohol.
  • A programme of support to stop people from relapsing including group work and access to an online support programme called Breaking Free Online.
  • A range of housing support will be provided for different stages of their recovery.
  • Opportunities for people to get work experience, including volunteering opportunities and access to training and education.
  • A range of support for families of people with drug and alcohol problems.
  • Access to a range of mutual aid options/self-help groups, including SMART and 12 Step Fellowships.
  • The service will be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse community.

For more information please visit the website below or call: 0117 916 6588

www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/drug-and-alcohol-misuse-support

IRIS+


 This is a domestic violence and abuse aware practice

We know that for many victims of domestic abuse the GP practice is the only safe place they can go without their violent partner or family member present. We also know that many people concerned about how they are treating their partner or other family members also go to see their GP.

We are currently working with the University of Bristol to pilot IRIS+.  IRIS+ is a new domestic violence and abuse support service for men, women and children.  

Our GPs, nurses and other staff have had specialist domestic violence training. They are able to refer consenting patients who may be men, women and children to a specialist IRIS+ support workers. The IRIS+ support workers can offer emotional and practical support and will help you to access a range of specialist services.

If you would like support because:

  • you are being hurt or frightened by someone at home
  • you are worried your behaviour may be hurting or frightening someone you live with

Then please talk to our clinicians. 

Please look for IRIS+ posters or leaflets in our surgery. If you would like more information please ask our clinicians.

You can find out more information about the IRIS+ pilot at the following website:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/primaryhealthcare/researchthemes/reprovide/iris-plus/