Adult Services

Adult services are for women over 18 and they are provided at our premises in central Brighton. If you are not yet 18 but need advice and support please click here to find out more about services that can support you.

Services Overview

Adult services are for women over 18 and they are provided at our premises in central Brighton.

Open Access

This is a space to come and talk about your drug and alcohol use, to get information or advice or to check out what we can offer.

POCAR

This is open to any woman who uses drugs and/or alcohol and who has social services involvement with their children.

SWOP Sussex

SWOP is a discreet and confidential service for women working in the sex industry. You can access this anonymously.

Why women?

Women in the UK do not experience drug and alcohol problems in the same way as men. They are more marginalised, isolated and financially dependent – which makes them tougher to reach and harder to help. This inequality also contributes to women developing drug and alcohol problems – and often goes hand-in-hand with domestic violence. At the same time, it’s also less socially acceptable for women (especially mothers) to have substance misuse problems. This stigma creates a vicious circle – building a barrier to recovery that men are less likely to experience.

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We’ve been doing this for over 20 years, so we really know what works. We see everyone as an individual, and make sure we can get them the right help at the right time.