Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

Reach Out Recovery - Birmingham

Change Grow Live Birmingham is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults and affected others in Birmingham. We offer treatment and recovery services to support anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol in a range of local community settings across Birmingham. Our recovery teams are based across the city and include doctors, recovery coordinators, nurses, recovery champions, peer mentors and volunteers. The service is part of Change Grow Live.

How to contact us

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can use our online referral form.

Check your postcode here.

Refer yourself

Refer someone else

Alternatively, you can call, email (, fax or visit the service in person. 

We accept referrals from all professionals including GPs, pharmacies and social workers. If you have a client who you feel would benefit from accessing our services or if you are worried about someone you know and want to know how you can help please call us.

You can also complete our paper referral form in advance and either email it to us at or bring it with you when you visit the service.

We provide:

  • Confidential advice and information about drugs and alcohol and addiction
  • Tailored package of care
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Residential detoxification and stabilisation
  • Housing support
  • Detox In A Box
  • Aftercare and family support

Can’t make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 0121 227 5890. You can also email to let us know on

What do our service users say about us?

“When I came to Reach Out Recovery I was broken, now I’m fixed. I have my family back. My children have their mother back."

Reach Out Recovery service user

More information

We believe that everyone has the potential to change. Reach Out Recovery drug and alcohol service will work with you to help you to regain control of your life, tackle your problems and reach your goals.

Advice, guidance and information

We offer free, confidential advice and information about drugs and alcohol for anyone struggling with an addiction. We know everybody’s journey is different, which is why your dedicated Recovery Coordinator will work closely with you to design a personal support plan.

If you’re worried about someone else then we can explain the kind of help we can offer, and talk to you about the best way to support the person you’re worried about.

A personal plan

Your CGL Recovery Coordinator will design a package of care that harnesses your strengths, addresses unmet needs and helps you to achieve your goals. Support will be provided as close to your home as possible through a whole network of community venues across the city.

You’ll have access to;

  • One-to-one and group support, programmes and complementary therapies
  • Peer mentoring by people with personal experience of the issues you’re facing and opportunities to become a Peer Mentor yourself
  • Foundations of Recovery (a cutting edge recovery support platform and coaching programme that includes modules such as  Foundations of Change, Foundations of Growth, Foundations of Rehabilitation and Live and Thrive )
  • Other sources of support, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous or other mutual aid groups
  • Breaking Free Online (an online support tool for your recovery journey)

Healthcare Clinics

Advice, screening and vaccinations for blood-borne viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis. We also offer Naloxone kits and training. 

Treatment Services

Park House is a purpose-built in-patient treatment service providing tailored packages or residential detoxification and stabilisation for Birmingham and other residents. 

Needle Exchange

Provision of safe equipment and harm reduction advice for injecting drug users. Download our list of needle exchanges in Birmingham.

Medically Assisted Recovery

Medical interventions, such as opiate substitute prescribing, aimed at reducing or ceasing drug dependence.

Community and Inpatient Detoxification

Access to both community and inpatient detoxification for both drugs and alcohol.

Education, training, employment & volunteering (ETEV)

Support in accessing training, employment and volunteering opportunities in your local community.

Support for families and carers

Are you affected by someone else’s addiction? If yes, we can help. We understand that it can be very difficult to deal with the behaviour of someone close to you who misuses drugs and/or alcohol, and we will support you to have a voice and a role in supporting your loved one. We provide access to a range of options including peer led groups, mutual aid, recovery and family recovery coaching.

Domestic Abuse support

We help victims find out what their options are, including housing, safety and legal issues, and guidance through the court process. We can also put them in touch with other organisations that may be able to address their concerns.

Criminal Justice / prison services (DIP, PPO, IOM, prisons)

We encourage people to tackle their drug and/or alcohol use and criminal offending related to substance misuse. 

Aftercare (The Recovery Network)

We want you to celebrate your recovery and continue being supported long after your treatment plan has come to an end. We provide recovery check-ins and offer access to peer-led activity groups from film clubs to fishing as well as mutual aid and wider recovery networks. Perhaps you would like to set up your own business or a community interest company that serves the wider community – we can help. 


We’d love to hear your story of using our service. Tell us what was good or how we can improve on our Care Opinion page.


We offer help in different locations across the city, If you're not sure which Change Grow Live Birmingham hub you should attend, contact us on 0121 227 5890. 

113 Griffins Brook lane
West Midlands
B30 1QN
United Kingdom

 0121 227 5890 (24hr)

Secure email address:

Please note that emails sent to the secure email address must be sent from a secure email. 


0121 535 7027

Open access

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm


Central and West Birmingham

225 Hospital Street
West Midlands
B19 2YF
United Kingdom
0121 227 5890

East Birmingham

111 Church Lane
B33 9EJ
United Kingdom
0121 227 5890

North Birmingham

Office 1
Patrick Drive (off shady lane)
Great Barr
B44 9ER
United Kingdom
0121 227 5890