Bristol Shared Care
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol &Drugs Service) provides free and confidential advice, support and treatment for adults with problematic alcohol and drug use.
ROADS is a partnership between BDP (Bristol Drugs Project), DHI (Developing Health & Independence) and AWP (Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust).
The Shared Care treatment service is a partnership between GPs, who prescribe substitute medication and other clinical services such as blood borne virus testing and treatment, pharmacists providing supervised consumption of controlled medication, OST assessment workers from DHI’s Community Recovery Service and Shared Care Workers from BDP who provide holistic support through regular appointments to enable individuals to make positive changes.
The Shared Care service can now also support patients with mild to moderate alcohol dependence to detox within primary care.
The GP and Pharmacy element of the service is subject to Public Health Service agreements which are managed through Bristol City Council’s Substance Misuse Team.
If you are a looking to support someone to access Shared Care please download the ROADS Primary Care Referral Form and send it to the Community Recovery Service (DHI).
Please note that for referrals of patients with drug dependence, a urine drug screen must be sent (request on ICE) as a prerequisite to starting treatment. Blood borne virus testing and immunisation for hepatitis B should be arranged.
Secure email from NHS.net accounts firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 0117 9166 593
Post: DHI, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE
ROADS referral enquiries (DHI): Tel: 0117 440 0540 (For new referrals - Open Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm and Saturday: 9am – 1pm)
Shared Care enquiries (BDP): Tel: 0117 987 6017 (For patients already in treatment)
Referral Guidance & Criteria
Aged 18 and over
Patients whose main presenting problem is opiate use.
Patients with mild to moderate alcohol dependence able to be detoxed in 4-6 weeks within Primary Care.
Shared Care Drug Dependence – Operational Guidance
Bristol PCT - Benzodiazepine Guidelines
SMMGP - Benzodiazepine Guidance
Naltrexone Prescribing - Primary Care Policy
BDP – ROADS Treatment Team Manager Steve Jackson
Tel: 0117 987 6019
DHI – ROADS Community Recovery Service (referrals and assessments)
Bristol CRS Manager Kevin Peltonen-Messenger
Tel: 0117 916 6588
Substance Misuse Commissioning Lead
Tel: 0117 9222311