When you first contact us we will offer you an appointment to see one of the members of our assessment team.
Alternatively you can call at our building. We are open for Assessments on weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays); from 11am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and our late opening days are Monday and Thursday when we are open for Assessments from 11am to 7pm.
An assessment takes about an hour.
During this session you will be asked about your drinking and what concerns you have; how your drinking affects your personal situation, health, work and social life, family life and relationships, and finances.
We will ask what you want achieve and what your goals are, focussing on strengths and positives.
This information will help the assessor and you consider the best way to put together a Recovery Plan that will be based on the different therapeutic activities DAS can offer (see Helping You Recover).