Drug and Alcohol Service - Birmingham

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How we can help

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If you're having problems with drinking or drugs, we are here for you.

We'll listen to you and your needs, and create a personalised care plan with you. We can meet you at various different locations across Birmingham.

Find us

  • There are lots of buses that stop close by the hub. The number 997, 5, 33, and 935 all stop nearby. 

  • Office 1, Patrick Drive
    Shady Lane
    Great Barr B44 9ER
  • There is limited free parking available onsite.

Appointment only opening times

You can make appointments at the times listed - please give us a call on 0121 227 5890.

  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Contact us

Phone number: 0121 227 5890

Fax: 0121 535 7027

Email: [email protected]

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What's on

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
13:00

This group provides LGBTQ+ service users with a safe and non-judgemental environment to discuss issues they may have around their sexual and gender identity and discover how this may have impacted their substance misuse. The groups are open to discuss any topics or issues that are relevant to the group or that the service users express a desire to cover and there are guest speakers on occasions from external agencies.

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

Tuesday

Time
Activity
13:00

The group is set to enable how people can gain a better understanding of anxiety and how it impacts them, share their experiences, and learn some self-help techniques. Individuals will learn ways to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns, face avoidance, stop and breathe, and will learn ways to ground themselves when they feel themselves getting anxious. They will also be given information on other sources of support that they can access. People who have attended this group have reported feeling less alone in their anxiety and better understood. 

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

13:00

This group is a good first step for people to get involved in groups and there is absolutely no pressure for people to contribute to discussions.  If they wish to, people can just sit back and listen without having to turn on their videos or microphones.   

It’s run via zoom and each week, the group concentrates on a theme or a topic that our service users and volunteers who have lived experience, believe will help people to move forwards. People who attend this group can expect to feel less alone and gain a greater belief that recovery is possible. 

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

 

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:15

The aim of this group is to support those in treatment to exit positively by linking them into organisations that have been set up to help ex-servicemen and women.  

We provide sessions on the 5-ways to wellbeing: CBT, anxiety management, diet etc. Any questions on the clinical aspects of treatment are answered by our resident expert, Craig. We also run non-treatment-based groups aimed at encouraging our veterans to make constructive use of their time, hosting sessions with different themes.  We signpost our veterans to support their continued recovery. 

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

13:00

There are 168 hours in a week, Substance use can chain you in by affecting your health, causing negative thoughts and feelings, isolating you from positive networks, sending you in the wrong direction, taking away your opportunities, and leaving you to struggle with money. Through exploring and building recovery capital, 168 includes structured group sessions and guest speakers who want to share all the amazing things that you could be getting involved with. Guest speakers include Birmingham Mind and BMET College.

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

Thursday

Time
Activity
13:00

This group offers tip and advice on improving sleep and introducing relaxation techniques that our service users can use to support their recovery and general wellbeing. Would be particularly suitable for any individual who is on a reduction plan or planning a detox.

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on to the session. 

Friday

Time
Activity
11:00

For any individual who is motivated to get into paid employment, the IPS service will provide 1-2-1 support to help the individual develop their CV, prepare their transition from benefits to paid employment, develop a job search and apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and develop skills needed for returning to work. 

You must be a registered client at Change Grow Live to attend this session. Please contact your key worker to book on for this additional support. 

Issues we can help you with

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Alcohol

We will work with you to help you to regain control of your life, tackle your problems and reach your goals.

Alcohol treatment options >
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Drugs

We offer free and confidential advice and information around drugs.

Drug treatment options >
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Support for others

It can be difficult to know how best to help someone close to you who misuses drugs and alcohol. We will support you to have a voice and play a positive role in supporting your loved one.

Friends and family advice >

Your first visit

When you arrive there will be a friendly member of staff to greet you. If you're waiting for a group or appointment, you'll wait in our reception. There are places to sit and leaflets to read. If you'd like, you can bring a loved one for support.

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