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July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Meetings are held every Monday afternoon during our “Drop-in” sessions and are open to anyone. There is no formal agenda, we discuss whatever presents itself. No-one is expected to say anything if they don’t want to.

One thing we do ask of people is to bear in mind that we’re providing a ‘safe’ [drug free] environment for people wanting peer-support and an alternative activity to drug use. Please don’t turn up stoned or drunk. Take 5 minutes to self-assess whether you’re in the right frame of mind to attend – you can always come next week!

If these meetings get too rowdy or chaotic (a very unusual occurrence) we elect a temporary chairperson for the duration of that meeting. This then ‘dissolves’ at the end of that meeting, and we revert to our normal, more egalitarian position.

So far we’ve managed to operate a 100% consensus system of decision making. We don’t really want to do anything that the group members don’t support and we keep discussing something contentious until we all agree. We don’t see the need for any form of hierarchy at this level.

We believe everyone has a right to express themselves and be heard. This should be respected at all times. We can refund travel costs to and from meetings. Speak to a co-ordinator about this and keep any tickets or receipts.

By drug we mean any substance used to alter or affect the users mind, body or spirit – including alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, prescription meds etc.


July 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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02380 216009


Southampton Voluntary Services
Kingsland Square
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NW United Kingdom
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023 8022 8291