Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs & Alcohol

From 1st October 2014 NEW DIRECTIONS have secured the contract to deliver adult (over 18 years) drug and alcohol services to clients in South Nottinghamshire (this includes Broxtowe, Rushcliffe and Gedling Borough Council areas).

The telephone number to refer or self-refer or to find your nearest drug or alcohol clinic is 0115 896 0798 or www.cri.org.uk

Young People's (under 18 years) substance misuse services are delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council's Targeted Support.  Referrals can be made through the Early Help unit: 01623 433500 or early.help@nottscc.gov.uk

Drugs and the law

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act it is an offence to:

  • Possess a controlled substance unlawfully

  • Possess a controlled substance with intent to supply it

  • To unlawfully supply a controlled drug (even where no charge is made for the drug)

  • To allow premises you occupy or manage to be used for the purpose of drug taking

For further information about drugs and the law visit the Talk to Frank website.

Drug Paraphernalia

Drug Paraphernalia is the term used to describe equipment used for taking drugs.  This can include anything from cigarette papers, skins, rizlas for rolling a joint to smoke cannabis to a needle to inject Heroin.

What to do if you find drug paraphernalia .......

If you find a needle or a syringe ..... do not touch it!

Please ring our customer services section on 0115 917 7777 who will arrange for someone to come and remove it.

If you find any other paraphernalia please report to Nottinghamshire Police.

Needle Exchanges

Below is information about what to do with your needles if you are an injecting drug user, or what to do if you find a needle or a syringe.

Chemists in Broxtowe who provide a needle exchange service

 Chemist  Address Contact

Abbey Pharmacy

63 Central Avenue, Beeston NG9 2QP

0115 925 4522

Better Living Pharmacy

96 Derby Road, Stapleford NG9 7AD

0115 939 2148

Boots Pharmacy

110-116 Nottingham Road, Eastwood NG16 3NP

01773 713260

Well Pharmacy

Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, Stapleford NG9 8DP

0115 949 0905



Communities Officer
tel: 0115 917 3657
Nottinghamshire Police
tel: 101