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Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS) is a registered charity providing services as part of the Derbyshire Recovery Partnership. Working to improve the lives of people in Chesterfield and Derbyshire who are affected by Substance Misuse.

DAAS has been at the fore front of alcohol service provision in Chesterfield for over 30 years, working alongside a range of partner organisations to ensure that those with alcohol problems and their families can access advice, information, and counselling free of charge. DAAS provides CPDUK accredited alcohol and substance misuse awareness training for professionals in Chesterfield and throughout Derbyshire. The training is free for health and well-being workers in Derbyshire, if members of the public or professionals who work outside Derbyshire wish to access the training, there is a small charge.

DAAS also provides a BACP accredited counselling service which specialises in early trauma, addiction, dependency, and substance misuse.

Elaine Handley, Service Manager (CEO) at DAAS says: “We are very proud of what we have achieved over the years, our professionalism and our strong reputation of achieving positive outcomes for our client base. We are proud to serve our local community and are committed to making a valuable contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of the community we serve. We are Chesterfield based with strong links with local health and wellbeing providers, working together to ensure that families in our community can gain access to information, support and counselling.”

DAAS also run an exciting veteran health and wellbeing project STAND TO. There is a single point of contact for veterans called the VIP (veteran information point) which provides access to advice, information and support from a fellow veteran and links to a network of veteran volunteer opportunities, recovery activities and a comprehensive database of veteran specific support.

More about the services and training DAAS delivers can be found on their website:

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