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ROADS is Bristol's service for adults seeking help with drug or alcohol problems.

Bristol ROADS

Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use, as well as support for their friends and family.

Launched in November 2013, ROADS is delivered by 5 providers:  Bristol Drugs Project (BDP), Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA), Bristol Specialist Drug & Alcohol Serice (BSDAS), Developing Health & Independence (DHI) and St Mungo’s Broadway.

ROADS can help, whether you are:

  • Looking for help with your own drug or alcohol use
  • A parent, carer, partner or friend worried about someone you care about
  • Working in another organisation and wanting advice or information about drugs and alcohol - effects, services, or support for your service users

We know that change can seem hard, but ROADS has skilled and knowledgeable workers who can help you to make a start on ‘trying change’, or support you in helping someone else.

Assessments and Treatment

BDP is the first point-of-contact for referrals and initial assessments, helping individuals to identify the most appropriate treatment options.

Between November 2013 and February 2015, over 6,000 people in Bristol sought support for their alcohol or drug use.

Family Support

DHI support those affected by someone else’s substance use by helping them to learn more about drug treatment and develop new skills to manage problems. DHI also promote the benefit of families becoming involved in treatment services whenever this is appropriate.

Please contact DHI on 0117 916 6588 or visit their website to find out more:

Housing Services

Housing services are provided by ARA, for people at all stages of recovery. All referrals must come through Bristol’s Housing Support Register. Please contact ARA on 0117 930 0282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

ROADS is funded by Bristol City Council and partners.

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