Bristol ROADS

About Bristol ROADS

Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) is Bristol's service for people seeking help with drug or alcohol problems.

It is delivered by 5 providers ARA, BDP, BSDAS, DHI and St Mungo’s Broadway.

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

ROADS is funded by Safer Bristol Partnership.

Pathways Covered

Drugs

Overview

Bristol ROADS provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic drug use.

An initial assessment of needs is undertaken by BDP to identify the most appropriate treatment options.

What we do

Engagement Services

Engagement services are primarily delivered by Bdp.

Engagement offers people their route into ROADS treatment and support services. A single assessment will be undertaken by ROADS workers who will make appropriate treatment and intervention referrals based on needs.

Low Threshold and Brief Interventions

There are separate routes for primary drug users which include:

• Brief interventions for users of non-opiates
• Preparation for Recovery groups 

Needle and Syringe Programme

Sterile injecting equipment and safe disposal facilities. Harm reduction and healthcare 
interventions include Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing and Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Transitions from Young People’s Drug Treatment Services 

The safe transition of young substance users from Bristol’s Young People’s Drug Treatment Service to adult services where appropriate.



Change

The Change Service provides the core treatment elements of Bristol ROADS. There are separate pathways for drugs and alcohol which are designed to promote recovery. A range of psychosocial groupwork and individual care interventions are available, which include:

Shared Care - Opioid substitution treatment provided by GPs in partnership with Bdp.

Specialist Prescribing - Opioid substitution treatment for people with more complex needs, including prescribing to prevent relapse and daily dispensing service.

Inpatient Service - 5 beds available for stabilisation and detoxification at BSDAS’ Acer unit.

Groupwork: 

• Recovery Day Programme - using MI and CBT approaches.
• Inroads programme - using 12-step model.

Psychological interventions - Using motivational interviewing techniques alongside ITEP/BTEI approaches.

Maternity and Family Support Services -

• Maternity drug and alcohol liaison service.
• Intensive family support for parents whose drug or alcohol use is problematic, delivered through home visiting for up to 6 months 


 
Completion

Supporting individuals in the final stage of their treatment, or after completing treatment successfully, to sustain the changes they have made.

Services include:

Recovery Sustainment Programmes -

• Inroads 12-step aftercare programme
• Community Programme -
 using community reinforcement approach (CRA)
• Relapse Prevention groups - separate groups for alcohol and drugs

Training Education Volunteering & Employment (TEVE) Opportunities 

Offering meaningful activity for individuals who are approaching the end of their treatment, or who have successfully completed treatment. Delivered in partnership with Windmill Hill City FarmDemand Energy EqualityBusiness in the Community, Volunteer BristolThe Community Farm and Coexist Community Kitchen.

• TEVE-Lite - short-term focused sessions (1-3) to explore options and opportunities for TEVE and their readiness for work.

• TEVE Rewards - This will be targeted intervention over 3-5 sessions which identifies behaviours and activities which are meaningful to an individual and can earn them ‘rewards for recovery' which can be used to access volunteering, apprenticeship and community engagement opportunities.


 
Support Service

Delivered by DHI along with The Care Forum.

Tackling Discrimination and Stigma

Engaging local communities to dispel misunderstandings around drugs and alcohol, to promote treatment opportunities and support reintegration of people with drug and alcohol problems into  their communities.

Carer Support

Advice, information, one to one and group support for families and carers of those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Also training for family members to become ‘family champions’ who can help run peer led family groups.

Peer Support

Recruiting, training and supporting people in recovery so that they can develop skills for their own future whilst being visible role models for others.

Advocacy

The Care Forum provide advocacy support for individuals to resolve issues in relation to their treatment.

How to access

BDP is the first point-of-contact for accessing ROADS services:
11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 987 6000
Email: info@bdp.org.uk 

Self referrals can be made by visiting BDP

Monday - Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: closed 

Professional referrals can also be made by faxing across a one page referral form.
Fax: 0117 942 9820

Support Service
For family and carers services, peer support and tackling stigma and discrimination, contact DHI:

Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 916 6588
Email:info@dhibristol.org.uk

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Alcohol

Overview

Bristol ROADS provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol use.

An initial assessment of needs is undertaken by BDP to identify the most appropriate treatment options.

What we do

Engagement Services

Engagement services are primarily delivered by Bdp.

Engagement offers people their route into ROADS treatment and support services. A single assessment will be undertaken by ROADS workers who will make appropriate treatment and intervention referrals based on needs.

Low Threshold and Brief Interventions

There are separate routes for primary drug users which include:

• Controlled Drinking
• Preparation for Alcohol Detox
• Alcohol Detox Support groups

Transitions from Young People’s Drug Treatment Services 

The safe transition of young substance users from Bristol’s Young People’s Drug Treatment Service to adult services where appropriate.



Change

The Change Service provides the core treatment elements of Bristol ROADS. There are separate pathways for drugs and alcohol which are designed to promote recovery. A range of psychosocial groupwork and individual care interventions are available, which include:

Inpatient Service - 5 beds available for stabilisation and detoxification at BSDAS’ Acer unit.

Groupwork: 

• Recovery Day Programme - using MI and CBT approaches.
• Inroads programme - using 12-step model.
• Alcohol Detox Support Group - for people pursuing alcohol detox through specialist services and shared care.

Psychological interventions - Using motivational interviewing techniques alongside ITEP/BTEI approaches.

Maternity and Family Support Services -

• Maternity drug and alcohol liaison service.
• Intensive family support for parents whose drug or alcohol use is problematic, delivered through home visiting for up to 6 months 


 
Completion

Supporting individuals in the final stage of their treatment, or after completing treatment successfully, to sustain the changes they have made.

Services include:

Recovery Sustainment Programmes -

• Inroads 12-step aftercare programme
• Community Programme -
 using community reinforcement approach (CRA)
• Relapse Prevention groups - separate groups for alcohol and drugs

Training Education Volunteering & Employment (TEVE) Opportunities 

Offering meaningful activity for individuals who are approaching the end of their treatment, or who have successfully completed treatment. Delivered in partnership with Windmill Hill City FarmDemand Energy EqualityBusiness in the Community, Volunteer BristolThe Community Farm and Coexist Community Kitchen.

• TEVE-Lite - short-term focused sessions (1-3) to explore options and opportunities for TEVE and their readiness for work.

• TEVE Rewards - This will be targeted intervention over 3-5 sessions which identifies behaviours and activities which are meaningful to an individual and can earn them ‘rewards for recovery' which can be used to access volunteering, apprenticeship and community engagement opportunities.


 
Support Service

Delivered by DHI along with The Care Forum.

Tackling Discrimination and Stigma

Engaging local communities to dispel misunderstandings around drugs and alcohol, to promote treatment opportunities and support reintegration of people with drug and alcohol problems into  their communities.

Carer Support

Advice, information, one to one and group support for families and carers of those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Also training for family members to become ‘family champions’ who can help run peer led family groups.

Peer Support

Recruiting, training and supporting people in recovery so that they can develop skills for their own future whilst being visible role models for others.

Advocacy

The Care Forum provide advocacy support for individuals to resolve issues in relation to their treatment.

How to access

BDP is the first point-of-contact for accessing ROADS services:
11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 987 6000
Email: info@bdp.org.uk 

Self referrals can be made by visiting BDP

Monday - Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: closed 

Professional referrals can also be made by faxing across a one page referral form.
Fax: 0117 942 9820

Support Service
For family and carers services, peer support and tackling stigma and discrimination, contact DHI:

Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 916 6588
Email:info@dhibristol.org.uk

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Accommodation

Overview

Accommodation services are provided by ARA with partners The Salvation Army and The Junction Project. Referral through Bristol Housing Support Register.

What we do

Housing Support

Preparation Intake

Housing and intensive support to enable rapid stabilisation of drug and alcohol use – for up to 2 months.

Preparation

Housing and support to get drug and alcohol use under control during the early stages of treatment – up to 6 months.

In-treatment

For people who are stable on medications and working towards non problematic use. Available for 12 months.

In-treatment Abstinent

For people who are abstinent from all drugs and alcohol after detox programme needing an abstinent environment.

 Abstinent

For people who have completed a substance misuse treatment programme and achieved abstinence. Available for 6 months.

Floating Support

For people who are willing to engage with Bristol ROADS. Floating support will work with service users at all stages of engagement and where there is a risk of homelessness or treatment breakdown which would jeopardise the tenancy. This will be available for 12 months. 

How to access

BDP is the first point-of-contact for accessing ROADS services:
11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 987 6000
Email: info@bdp.org.uk 

Self referrals can be made by visiting BDP

Monday - Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: closed 

Professional referrals can also be made by faxing across a one page referral form.
Fax: 0117 942 9820

Support Service
For family and carers services, peer support and tackling stigma and discrimination, contact DHI:

Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Tel: 0117 916 6588
Email:info@dhibristol.org.uk

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Healthy Relationships and Sex Work

Overview

Women only service provided by BDP

What we do

Women-only drop-in

Bdp runs a women-only drop-in on Wednesday mornings from 11am - 1pm. You can talk in safety about your alcohol or drug use or that of someone close to you. You can also pick up information, speak to other women or talk in confidence to a worker at BDP. No appointment is necessary.

Free refreshments.

Complimentary Therapies may be available some mornings.

Crèche

BDP provides a crèche from 11am – 1pm on Wednesdays (at No.11 Brunswick Square) during the women's drop-in, which is run by qualified play workers. This gives you the chance to talk with a worker whilst your children play in a safe environment.

Where we do it

Run from BDP at No.11 Brunswick Square, Bristol

How to access

Get in Touch, contact us on: 0117 987 6000

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