Sheffield DACT has created a number of materials (click here) to support professionals working with people using Spice in Sheffield and to support people using Spice. This includes harm reduction messages, key messages for workers, and leaflets for people using Spice giving them information on where to access support. These can be downloaded from the drug and alcohol resources section of the DACT website.
Welcome to Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Co-ordination Team
If you would like a confidential discussion about yours or someone else’s level of drinking or drug use please contact: Drugs: 0114 272 1481 Alcohol: 0114 226 3000
Sheffield operates a needle exchange programme which allows injecting drug users to receive clean injecting equipment and return used equipment which can be disposed of safely. Offering a needle exchange programme is recognised as an effective method to reduce harm.
Mutual Aid Groups
Please click here for details of mutual aid groups.
About the DACT
Sheffield Drug and Alcohol/Domestic and Sexual Abuse Co-ordination Team (DACT) is a strategic team that works for Sheffield City Council. It sits in People Portfolio of the council, is part of Public Health, and works as a member of the Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership which includes representatives from Health, the Local Authority, Probation and the Police. The DACT is responsible for translating the Government’s national strategies on drugs and alcohol, and domestic and sexual abuse, into action. It is also responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategy and policy responses to these issues, and commissioning treatment and support services.
How to contact the DACT team
If you would like to speak to the DACT rather than find treatment options please call 0114 2736851 or Email Us.
Sheffield DACT’s drug strategy for 2018-2022 was approved at Cabinet on 18th July and work will now begin to implement the strategy with stakeholders, partner organisations, and experts by experience. The strategy can be downloaded from the local strategies section of the DACT website.
Individual placement and support for alcohol and drugs otherwise known as IPS-AD is a new Public Health England trial to determine if intensive employment support throughout your drug and / or alcohol treatment can lead to a more successful recovery. Sheffield is one of seven trial areas to receive funding for this two year randomised trial initiative https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-announces-areas-for-ips-alcohol-and-drug-dependency-trial