Antidote – LGB&T Drug and Alcohol Support Service

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Antidote is the UK’s only LGB&T run and targeted drug and alcohol support service. Set up in 2002, it works with both drug and alcohol users and healthcare professionals. It’s here to give non-judgemental free advice and support delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers – all of whom identify as LGB or T, and who have a good understanding of the pressures and problems that come with recreational drugs or alcohol use.

They offer:

  • One-to-one key working to address immediate drug and alcohol support needs
  • Referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres
  • Referral to their counselling service
  • Drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health and steroid use issues
  • An intensive structured weekend programme (SWAP)
  • A telephone advice helpline
  • Training and support for healthcare professionals
  • Women workers are available across the service

For drug and alcohol users
For healthcare professionals
Drug and alcohol harm reduction information

Get support

Everyone needs help and support at some point in their lives: whether it’s for mental health, sexual health, to address concerns about alcohol and drug use or just someone to talk to. Their services are developed to improve the health and mental well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGB&T) and it works to be there when people need them most. Their services are delivered by trained LGB&T volunteers.

Ways Antidote supports you:


Contact Details

020 7833 1674 Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm Main Office 020 7833 1674



London Friend main office 86 Caledonian Road London N1 9DN

Other Info

Opening times:
To discuss your drug or alcohol issues on 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm, Monday to Friday). Ask for one of the Antidote Team.


Disabled Access:
No wheelchair access at Wardour Street . Check with Antidote @ London Friend before attending as access may differ at each venue.

For -Wardour Street Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. Buses: 38, 19, 14 to Shaftesbury Avenue. For- Caledonian Road Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras. Buses 10, 17, 59, 91, 259, 390 run along Caledonian Road. For- Mortimer MSN Clinic Tube: Warren Street, Goodge Street. Busses 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 run along Tottenham Court Road ( Capper Street is located off Tottenham Road)

Other information:
Friend Councelling London Ltd is a registered Charity

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