Adults' drug and alcohol misuse

If you, a friend or family member are having problems with alcohol or drugs you can talk to someone at Barnet’s adult or young people’s substance misuse services.

Barnet residents can access a full range of services, from advice through to structured treatment programmes and residential treatment if necessary. Support is also available for young people and adults, along with their families and carers.

For further information about services available in Barnet, please see below.

Barnet Recovery Centre

Barnet Recovery Centre is a fully integrated, recovery-focused service which works with alcohol and drugs clients, delivered by WDP

The service is free and open to all Barnet residents aged 18 or over, as well as their families and carers. Any professional, such as a housing support worker, social worker or a nurse, can make a referral on your behalf. You can call Barnet Recovery Centre on 0300 303 2866 from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

You can also visit the service in person at:

Barnet Recovery Centre (Finchley)
42a Hendon Lane,
N3 1TT


Barnet Recovery Centre (Edgware)
Ground Floor, Dennis Scott Unit,
Edgware Community Hospital,
Burnt Oak Broadway,


Please be advised that this email address should not be used to send confidential information.  Contact WDP to find out how to make a referral.

You will be able to talk to one of the duty team practitioners who will help you decide which service best meets your needs. The team will then work with you to create a care plan, which will be reviewed regularly.

The services available at Barnet Recovery Centre include:

  • Assessment
  • Drop-In and Open Access
  • Needle exchange
  • Access to prescribing
  • Community detox
  • Blood Bourne Viruses and health interventions
  • Group work
  • 1 to 1 sessions with a keyworker
  • Counselling
  • Housing and benefit support
  • Families and carer services
  • Services for women
  • Reintegration activities
  • Education, training and employment
  • Abstinence-based services
  • Access to inpatient detox and residential rehab

Get advice on your alcohol intake with Drinkcoach Barnet

If you would like information and advice about your alcohol intake, why not take the free online alcohol test at Drinkcoach. Provide details of your alcohol intake, and receive advice about your drinking.

If you wish to hear further advice from Drinkcoach and detailed information about how to make changes to your alcohol intake, you can pay a fee to receive Skype sessions. Alternatively, you can contact your GP practice for further support.

Further information and support

One You - Drink Free Days App

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life. The Drink Free Days app on this website can help you track your alcohol intake on the days you drink and the days you don’t.


For facts, advice and tools for tracking your alcohol intake visit the Drinkaware website.


Adfam works to improve the lives of families affected by drug and alcohol use.


Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol.

NHS Live well

NHS Live Well has information on the effects of drugs.


For assistance with health and wellbeing including finding GP services, you can visit the NHS website

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