Information and advice for professionals, relatives and clients around alcohol issues

Initial assessment to diagnose problems

Weekly regular support

Reduction to safe levels

Harm minimisation

Home detoxification (provided client is suitable and GP agrees)

Referrals accepted from Newham and Tower Hamlets


A service for Tower Hamlets clients needing support following treatment or waiting to access services.
Assisting clients in maintaining changes in their drinking and who are concerned about possible relapse.
Help in contacting primary care, educational, housing, voluntary and statutory organisations, and employment agencies.

Young Lesbian and Gay Project

aBsoLutEly TrasHeD again?

Lesbian & Gay Youth Service

  • Want to talk about drink or drugs?
    • Ever find your recovery lasting until midweek?
    • Missing days from work or college ‘cause of using?
    • Ever wake up & not know where you are?

If so, then this may be for you….
• Dyke & Disorderly Project for young women
• Gay Men’s Peer Education Project
• Interactive drug & alcohol info sessions
• 1-2-1 support via email & telephone
• Free ‘Shag’ safer sex Packs
• Advice, training & information for professionals

DASL Outreach Services

The following is not an exhaustive list of what DASL does but gives a broad range of the kinds of activities that we offer to try to engage the diverse communities we serve in East London;

  • The Bengali Alcohol Project provides services via the provision of a substance misuse drop-in surgery in Bethnal Green (Walter Newby Centre) and also the provision of a women’s group.
  • The Bengali residents of Mansell Street Estate in the City also receive support with a series of agreed health and substance misuse sessions.
  • DASL has developed the ‘Dazz-Elle’s Spikey’ safer drinking pack for young lesbians and bi-sexual women to support their safety when out and about. Contents include a mini-health booklet and fluorescent coloured Spikey drinks protector.
  • Partnership work with ‘Youth at Pride’ brunch event with has been supported by the Mayor of London for the first time.
  • ‘Girls Talk’ and ‘Girls Talk Plus’ brings a series of well thought out sessions specifically targeted at young Bengali girls to help them consider their thoughts about substance misuse and other related matters.
  • A project to work with young gay men who are using substances including alcohol.