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Drug and Alcohol Support

If you need advice and support with drugs or alcohol, a local charity are offering free sessions once a week in the Virgil Building.

At the University we understand that you might have questions or concerns about your drug or alcohol use, but that you might prefer not to talk to us about this. Developing Health & Independence (DHI) are a local charity with expertise in this area.

Their services are free and confidential, and they aim to provide a flexible and non-judgemental space for people to be open about the problems they are facing. You are welcome to contact DHI.

The service offers a range of support, including telephone assessments, one-to-one support and some groups. Further details of their current service offer can be found on their website. You can self-refer to DHI in confidence by calling them on 01225 329411 or you can drop in to their office based in the centre of Bath during office hours.

You might also have concerns about drug or alcohol use of your friends or family and DHI are also happy to listen and advise you about this too.

In partnership with The SU, DHI also offer confidential advice and reagent drug-testing kits on campus during a weekly drop in based on level 3 of the student centre.

While this independent advice from DHI aims to give you a choice of support, the Wellbeing team in the University and the SU Advice and Representation team continue to be available to talk to you about any concerns that you may have about drugs or alcohol. Further information about drugs and other places to get help and support is available on our website.


Developing Health & Independence (DHI) are a local based charity who run a number of services including help with substance misuse.

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