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Addictions Services

Poole Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT)

The Poole DAAT arrange for treatment services to be available within the Poole area to support people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol. 

Service providers include: 

  • the Substance Misuse Assessment and Referral Team (SMART) who are the first point of contact for Poole Treatment Services on 01202 735777

  • Poole Addictions Community Team - PACT 

  • Essential Drug & Alcohol Service - EDAS 

  • Young Adults Drug & Alcohol Service - YADAS

  • CRi Brief Intervention Therapy Team - BIT

  • the Steven James Counselling

  • Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - DHUFT 

To read a copy of our Recovery Booklet please go to the DAAT website.

 Together with the service providers, we work closely with Poole Service Users Forum to ensure the needs and opinions of service users are part of current service development and the establishment of new services.

Each year we undertake a Needs Assessment to find out how to develop the services required in Poole, in order to meet the communities’ needs. This has resulted in a new Carers Service  which includes a 24-hour helpline, workshops, one to one sessions and drop in service for carers of all ages. Carers Helpline: 07977 908899, EDAS Carers Service: 01202 733322

To access Borough of Poole services and/or a Carers Assessment please contact Adult Social Care Helpdesk on 01202 633902

EDAS Young Carers Group: EDAS Carers is on tel: 01202 733322 or 07921 471611. Poole DAAT also arranges the Pharmacy Needle Exchanges across Poole which supply free of charge needles and other equipment to minimise the risk of infection. A full range of drug equipment and advice is available through the Harm Minimisation Clinic at PACT.  They will also test and immunise against blood borne viruses. Blood borne virus pre and post test counselling is available from the Steven James Practice. Please see the Poole DAAT website for full details.

The Drug and Alcohol Action Team is based within the Borough of Poole’s Commissioning & Improvement – People Services, and works in partnership with NHS Bournemouth & Poole (Primary Care Trust), Dorset Police, Dorset Probation Services and the Poole Safer Partnership. We report to Public Health England, which monitors the standards of substance misuse services in England.   

In April 2013 Poole DAAT will be absorbed into Public Health, which is moving to Local Authorities under the government's reorganisation of the NHS.

Poole DAAT contacts:

Co-ordinator, tel: 01202 633635, email: a.maguire@poole.gov.uk

Admin, tel: 01202 261016, email: n.preston@poole.gov.uk

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Useful Links and addresses



Alcoholics Anonymous  
National phone number: 08457 697555 Local phone number: 01202 296000 (Calls to both the above numbers cost only 10p and lines are manned 24 hours a day.)

Narcotics Anonymous
National phone number: 0207 730 0009 Local number: 07041 580050

Cocaine Anonymous
Helpline:  0207 284 1123

"Recovery; Your Guide to adult drug and alcohol services in Poole" is a valuable source of information on substance misuse treatment services in Poole.  Available from SMART or from www.pooledat.com


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