Drug & Alcohol Services

Dependence on drugs or alcohol is often a result of difficult life experiences.

Across the North East and Yorkshire, we are on hand to help people take their first steps towards abstinence and support their ongoing recovery.

Our dedicated drug and alcohol services offer tailored support to help people challenge their dependency.
We understand that recovery from substance misuse is a journey. But we know that it is possible with the right support.

Types of service

We currently offer:

  • An abstinence based structured day programme
  • Recovery centres for advice, peer support and community engagement
  • Clinical services
  • Harm minimisation services
  • Residential support for mothers in recovery
  • Specific services for young people

  Need help now?

Our services in Northumberland, Tyneside and Wear and York all accept direct referrals.

Please contact them on the following numbers:
Northumberland: 01670 351 239

Gateshead: 0191 477 2205
Newcastle: 0191 232 7371

York: 0190 462 1776

Find out more about our services in the Service Directory.

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Work with us

We regularly develop new programmes based on the ideas and views of the people we work with, statutory partners and others.

If you’d like to discuss service development opportunities, contact: alex.shirley@changing-lives.org.uk .

Find out more about working with Changing Lives.
Find out more about our services in our Service Directory.

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