Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Co-ordination Team (DACT) works as part of the 'Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership', which includes representatives from Health, Sheffield City Council, Probation and the Police.

We work with partners to reduce the number of people misusing drugs in Sheffield, provide safe and appropriate treatment for those misusing drugs, and reducing the harms from drug misuse. We work with Partners to reduce alcohol related harm, including levels of alcohol related crime and antisocial behaviour and to implement the Sheffield Alcohol Strategy which prioritises early intervention, screening, reducing alcohol related harm and disorder, and ensuring there is a suitable treatment pathway available for those in need of support. 


There is a single ‘front door’ to alcohol treatment in Sheffield, anyone wanting to talk to someone about theirs, or someone else’s alcohol use can call us for free and confidential support. You can also drop in and be seen on the same day, drop ins run between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. 

Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team (START), provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care, can offer the following:

  • assessment
  • advice and support 
  • access to brief and extended brief interventions, prescribing interventions, psychosocial interventions and referrals into other related services


If you are using non-opiate drugs (including crack or powder cocain, new psychoactive substances, amphetamines, cannabis and ecstasy), then you will need support from the Non Opiate Service. You can self-refer by calling us on 0114 2721481 or by dropping into Sidney Street between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. If you drop in you will be offered support from a duty worker on the same day.

If you are using opiates (heroin or any other opiate based drug) then you need support from the Opiate Service. You can self refer by calling 0114 3050500 or by dropping into Fitzwilliam Centre between the hours of 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. If you drop in your will be offered support from a duty worker on the same day.

Drugs & Alcohol Co-ordination Team

0114 226 3000

44 Sidney Street

S1 2RH