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Somerset is a mostly rural area with a population , in 2021, of just 560,631. Whilst a more affluent area than others in the United Kingdom, like anywhere, it also has a number of residents who struggle with drugs and alcohol. In 2021 data from a local needs assessment stated that there were 3794 people in treatment for drug and alcohol problems. These statistics can be broken down to show that, out of this cohort of 3794, 61% were alcohol dependent whereas 39% were alcohol and drug dependent. Somerset has seen a significant increase in alcohol related hospital admissions in those aged under 40 over the last few years when compared to England.Young people’s hospital admissions are significantly higher for alcohol related admissions when compared to England.

Statutory drug and alcohol provision in Somerset is provided by Turning Point. This is based around three hubs: ​

* Taunton ​

* Yeovil ​

* Street ​

Outreach services are also provided through GP “shared care” (services which operate out of GP practices) in : ​

* Bridgewater ​

* Burton on Sea ​

* Minehead ​

There services can be found here: ​

Email: ​

Phone: 0300 303 8788 ​

Residential treatment, in Somerset can attract a higher cost than other parts of the country. Travelling a bit further out can reduce costs: Significantly. Outpatient services are available as are therapists via secure video conferencing.


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