Drugs and alcohol support

Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Co-ordination Team (DACT) is funded by Public Health and is part of Commissioning in the People Portfolio.

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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 12noon-8pm on Thursdays. Telephone 0114 305 0500. 

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 cocaine, 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 272 1481 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 305 0500 or by dropping into Fitzwilliam Centre between the hours of 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. If you drop in you will be offered support from a duty worker on the same day.

Contact Drugs and Alcohol Co-ordination Team

Floor 9 East
Moorfoot Building
S1 4PL

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