York Drug & Alcohol Ser...

York Drug & Alcohol Services‍

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Introduction to Service

Changing Lives lead the drug and alcohol service for the City of York. Working in partnership with Spectrum Community Health CIC, we offer an integrative drug and alcohol service comprising both psychosocial and clinical interventions.

We are here to help anyone who wants to be free from their dependency on drugs and/or alcohol. We can also help people who support those who are misusing substances including their family, children and carers.

Our team of professional recovery workers and clinical staff are on hand to create a recovery programme that fits around individual needs.

Key Information

In York we offer the following in partnership with Spectrum Community Health CIC:

  • 12-week community rehabilitation programme and other group support via our Oaktree's team
  • One-to-one, confidential and free support
  • Vaccination and health screening
  • Signposting to other agencies, eg mental health services
  • Clinical support to make changes to your drug and/or alcohol use
  • Substitute prescribing or community detoxification
  • Access to peer support groups and mutual aid
  • Aftercare support

Here's a more detailed breakdown of our Drug & Alcohol Services:

Blossom Street - York Drug & Alcohol Service

We offer support to anyone with a dependency to drugs and/or alcohol. Our workers and clinical staff can help to create a recovery programme that aims to achieve each individual’s goals. We can offer a range of support including health screening, signposting to other agencies (including signposting family, children, and carers to services to support them), clinical support, access to peer support groups and mutual aid.

To access, refer or for more information contact:

T: 01904 464 680

E: york-info@changing-lives.org.uk

Oaktrees - Community Rehab

At Oaktrees, Bowes Morrell House we offer a 12-week day rehabilitation programme for people looking to change their lifestyle and abstain from drugs & alcohol.

  • 12 Week programme (f2f)
  • KIS (Keep it Simple)- 7 Weekly Hour Long Sessions ​

To access, refer or for more information contact:

T: 01904 621776

E: oaktrees.york@changing-lives.org.uk

Young Persons Services

We offer:

  • Support to anyone under the age of 21 who is thinking about using drugs/alcohol
  • 1:1 support anywhere in the community
  • A flexible service to meet on your terms at a time that fits around
    your commitment

When: Monday – Friday Where York (general) 

Who Anyone under 21 years old in York

T: 01904 464 680

WhatsApp: 07812672578

Email: york-info@changing-lives.org.uk

Instagram: @changinglives_thrive

Changing Habits - GP Liason Service

  • Working with Local GP practices through a referral process who will identify patients who may need additional support to manage their drinking & their emotional wellbeing linked to their drinking habits. ​
  • To support individuals who are on the periphery of hazardous hard drinking but may not require full-time treatment such as Oaktrees or clinical treatment from YDAS. Person-centred support built around the individuals needs. ​
  • Using therapeutic models such as ACT, 12 Step work, Mindfulness & social prescribing to support them to address their drinking habits & to build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. Individual support & group work sessions available where appropriate.

T: 01904 621776

E: changinghabits@changing-lives.org.uk

Digital Inclusion - Digital Support Service

Our clients in York can choose to make use of our bespoke, face-to-face digital support service, in which they will receive support with any of the following:

  • Benefits handling
  • online banking
  • social media
  • buying and selling sites
  • CV making
  • Exploring Hobbies
  • Typing and general use
  • Safety online
  • Entertainment
  • Technology applications (through IT ReUse)

E: kate.mclaven@changing-lives.org.uk

Peer Support Collaboration

We are greatful to work closely with organisers from York in Recovery to be able to sign post people in he right direction for support in the community.

York in Recovery

In their own words:

“York In Recovery are a peer-support, and peer led recovery group. We are experts in lived experience and therefore offer a safe space, fun activities, and companionship for members of the York community who are either in recovery or who may not be in recovery but have an interest. We’re a judgement free zone, we’ve all walked in each others shoes, so if you’re considering starting your path to recovery, or if you’ve been in recovery for some time and are looking for a bunch of like-minded people to hang out with – come along!”

Find out more on their website: www.yorkinrecovery.org.uk

Naloxone Training and Distribution

We offer training in anyone who is interested in administering Naloxone, as well as distributing Naloxone through our service. If individuals or their organisation are interested, please get in touch via the below contact details or via naloxoneknights@gmail.com.

How to access

Self referral is encouraged but this service will also accept third party referrals. Third party referrals will need to be made with the person's consent.

Contact the team for more information on the secure email blossomstreet.admin@changinglives.cjsm.net or on York@changing-lives.org.uk.

Phone referrals and enquires can be made via calling 01904 464680 or any of the numbers above.

You can find us in York near the station at 3 Blossom Street, YO24 1AU.

Email us

Contact the team for more information on the secure email blossomstreet.admin@changinglives.cjsm.net or on York@changing-lives.org.uk.

Phone us

01904 464680

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