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Drug and Alcohol Services

IRIS - Island Recovery Integrated Services

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust was successful in the tender for adult and young peoples’ integrated drug and alcohol recovery services across the Island.   The contract, which started in October 2014, brings together the three services previously provided by the Trust, Cranstoun and Isle of Wight Council (Get Sorted) together.

We have a telephone helpline and e-mail addresses which are specifically available to respond to all queries: 

Click here for more details of the service or click here to view a video.

Click here for a selection of frequently asked questions and answers - these can also be downloaded below.

Our new integrated Drug and Alcohol Services offer assessment and recovery focused treatment for people who misuse drugs and alcohol. In addition, we also provide support for families and carers of drug and alcohol misusers. If you have a drug dependency, you will be entitled to assessment for detoxification and residential rehabilitation.

Referral into the service can be made by any person, professional or service, we can be contacted on 01983 526654.

August 2018: The Island Recovery Integrated Service (IRIS) has temporarily stopped accepting new referrals into the Alcohol Treatment service.   As an organisation we are working very closely with the commissioners of the service and looking to seek external support in order to re-open the treatment pathway as soon as possible.  We do apologise for the inconvenience caused by this temporary suspension of the service. IRIS are  working with colleagues including the Single Point of Access team to provide first line support for clients in a crisis.  We are recommending to those that think they need the service to seek advice from their GP.


Our services will work with you to achieve your goals in treatment by offering recovery focussed treatment which includes: Substitute prescribing for primary heroin users (who may also use other drugs including alcohol), drug detoxification (subject to assessment), one to one and group support. Advice and information is also available alongside needle exchange, safer injecting practices, acupuncture, hepatitis c and HIV testing and hepatitis b vaccination.

Residential Detoxification and Rehabilitation

We assess individuals for this service. People who meet criteria for detox and rehab are those who have a primary crack or heroin dependency only.


The alcohol team offer full assessment for harmful and dependent alcohol users, the team also provide one to one work and signposting as well as access for alcohol detoxification subject to meeting criteria. A range of alcohol assessments and useful information can be found at www.nhs.uk 

Family and carer support

The family and carer service offer information and support to anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use by way of one to one support and the drug and alcohol carers’ forum who meet quarterly. This service is completely confidential. Users of this service are able to remain anonymous. Appointments can be offered anywhere on the Island.
Service user support

Currently, POWER operates fortnightly on Fridays between 11.00am – 14.00, a range of holistic therapies are available to women only. Please contact Anne on 07773 899 802

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 18.00 

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