SHSCT Step 2 Drug & Alcohol Service

PHA commissions a Step 2 Alcohol and Drugs Service for adults 18+ years across the Southern Trust area. It replaces the previous ‘Step 2’ service that was provided by Southern HSC Trust.

The Step 2 service offers intervention for adults who drink alcohol at hazardous or harmful levels (scoring 16-19 or 20+ on AUDIT) and adults with harmful drug use. The level of use can be indicated on the referral form or assessed by the Step 2 service.

A second component of the new Step 2 service is the provision of support for family members in their own right, whether or not their relative is accessing treatment for their use of alcohol or drugs.

All service details, including referral forms for individuals and for family members, are online at Alcohol and Drugs support for people in Southern HSC area.

Self referrals are accepted however I encourage you to refer people for whom this valuable service can provide professional patient centred support to meet their needs. The Step 2 service also provides interpreting support for those who require it while accessing the service. Consent is required from the patient and the referral form should be submitted with as much detail as known at the time of referral.

Should you wish to discuss the Step 2 service or signpost patients you can;

Email: or Telephone: 07591 834 468 (Katrina)

The Southern Area Drug and Alcohol Service Directory can be accessed here (

Should your practice wish to learn more about services available locally, you can contact our Connections team by emailing