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Service closed?

If your service is closed and you need help, advice or just someone to talk to, we recommend one of the following helplines:

  • Samaritans (all day every day) - 116 123 
  • Narcotics Anonymous (10am - midnight every day)  - 0300 999 1212
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (opening times vary by region) - 0800 9177 650 or help@aamail.org
  • Al-Anon for families & friends (10am - 10pm every day) - 020 7403 0888
  • NHS non-emergency number (all day every day) - 111
  • FRANK - 0300 123 6600 (all day every day), or text 82111

You may also find the following websites useful:

Naloxone kits

Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid (such as heroin, methadone and morphine) overdose. Please drop in to any of our drug services or drug and alcohol services to get a free naloxone kit along with training on the prevention and management of opioid overdose. Training can take as little as 10 minutes. Naloxone can be given to anyone at risk of opioid overdose, as well as their friends, family or other representatives. 

Brent Outreach and Engagement Team (BOET)

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am - 4pm
28 December: 10am - 4pm
29 December: 10am - 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL BaSIS - Greenwich

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December: 9am - 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL Islington

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10.30am – 5pm
28 December: 11am - 8pm
29 December: 10.30am - 6pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL Southwark

23 December: closed 
24 December: closed 
25 December: closed 
26 December: closed 
27 December: 10am - 5pm
28 December: 10am - 5pm
29 December: 10am - 5pm
30 December: closed 
31 December: closed
1 January: closed 

CGL Tower Hamlets Young People's Substance Misuse Service 

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am - 5pm 
28 December: 9.30am - 5pm 
29 December: 9.30am - 5pm 
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL Waltham Forest - Beulah Road 

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed 
27 December: 1pm - 5.30pm 
28 December: 10am - 5.30pm
29 December: 10am - 5.30pm 
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed 

CGL Waltham Forest - Chingford hub 

23 December - 1 January: closed

Ealing RISE 

23 December: closed 
24 December: closed 
25 December: closed 
26 December: closed 
27 December: 9am - 3pm
28 December: 9am - 3pm
29 December: 9am - 3pm
30 December: closed 
31 December: closed
1 January: closed 

Lambeth Safer Streets Team

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Pathways to Recovery - HMP Belmarsh

23 December: staff available 8am - 6pm
24 December: service closed on Sundays as no receptions are processed by prison
25 December: service as no receptions are processed by prison
26 December: staff available 11.45am – 9pm
27 December: staff available from 8am – 9pm
28 December: staff available from 8am – 9pm
29 December: staff available from 8am – 9pm
30 December: staff available 8am-6pm
31 December: service closed on Sundays as no receptions are processed by prison
1 January: staff available 8am - 6pm

Reset Recovery Service - Tower Hamlets

23 December: closed
24 December:  closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am - 5pm
28 December: 9.30am - 5pm
29 December: 9.30am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: 9.30am - 5pm

Richmond Integrated Recovery Service

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am - 5pm
28 December: 9.30am - 5pm
29 December: 9.30am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Wize Up - Havering

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: buildings are closed. Service is available via the phone from 9am – 5pm and Callum Ibe can be contacted via 07730529052 or callum.ibe@cgl.org.uk
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network, West - Bognor Regis, Chichester, Littlehampton

23 December: 9am - 2pm (Bognor only)
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: 10am - 1pm (Chichester only)
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm (Chicester open till 7pm)
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: 9am - 2pm (Chichester only)
31 December: closed
1 January: 10am - 1pm (Bognor only)

Speak Out! Advocacy & IV Service East Sussex

23 December: 10am – 4pm. Out-of-hours phone line: 0300 303 9648

24 December - 1 January: closed

St Thomas Fund - Brighton & Hove

24/7 support available for residents

Available 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday for enquiries from outside of the service

STAR - Eastbourne

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 8am – 7pm
28 December: 8am – 7pm
29 December: 8am – 7pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Surrey Integrated Offender Intervention Service

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service - Gravesend

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service - Maidstone

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 8pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

West Kent Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service - Tonbridge

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Please check back later.

Aspire Peterborough - central (102-104 Bridge Street)

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
28 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
29 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Aspire Peterborough - Bretton (Unit 4 Bretton Centre)

23 December - 1 January: closed

Aspire Peterborough - Orton (Unit 26 Herlington Centre)

23 December - 1 January: closed

#POW - Peterborough

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
28 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
29 December: 9.30am – 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - all locations

23 December: normal opening hours apply
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: normal opening hours apply
28 December: normal opening hours apply
29 December: normal opening hours apply
30 December: normal opening hours apply
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Explore Family - Nottingham 

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December: 9am - 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

New Directions - Nottinghamshire

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9.30am - 5pm
28 December: 9.30am - 5pm
29 December: 9.30am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

ResoLUTiONs - Luton

23 December: 9.30am – 8pm
24 December: 9.30am – 8pm
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am – 4pm
28 December: 10am – 4pm
29 December: 10am – 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Reach Out Recovery - Birmingham

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 7.30pm
28 December: 9am - 7.30pm
29 December: 9am - 7.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

For more information on clinics and open access availability across Birmingham please contact the service directly.

The Beacon - Walsall

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am - 6pm
28 December: 9am - 8pm
29 December: 9am - 5:30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Taith - Cardiff 

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am – 4pm
28 December: 10am – 4pm
29 December: 10am – 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Taith - Vale of Glamorgan

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am – 4pm
28 December: 10am – 4pm
29 December: 10am – 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

ReNew - Hull

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 8pm
29 December: 9am – 6.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Street Outreach Service (SOS) - Leeds 

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 8.30am - 4.30pm
28 December: 8.30am - 4.30pm
29 December: 8.30am - 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

The Base - Kirklees

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

The Corner - Sheffield

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Wakefield Young People's Drug & Alcohol Service

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

BIDAS - Bolton

23 December:  9.30 am - 12.30 pm
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December:  9.30 am - 12.30 pm
31 December: closed
1 January:  closed

Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Recovery Services

23 December: closed
24 December: 10.30am - 12.30pm (drop in)
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 6pm 
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm 
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL DARS - HMP Liverpool

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 8:10am - 3:50pm
28 December: 8:10am - 3:50pm
29 December: 8:10am - 3:50pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL Stockport

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

East Lancashire Inspire

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 5pm (Burnley open till 6pm)
28 December: 9am – 5pm (Accrington open till 6pm)
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Go2 Blackburn with Darwen 

23 December: closed
24 December: 10.30am - 12.30pm (drop in)
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 6pm 
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm 
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Halton Integrated Recovery Service

23 December: 9am - 5pm
24 December: 10am - 12pm Smart
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: 10am - 12pm Smart
31 December: closed
1 January: closed 

Inspire North Lancashire

23 December: closed
24 December: closed – Fleetwood & Morecambe open 10am - 12pm for brunch drop-in
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS) - Carnarvon Street

23 December: 10am- 12pm
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: 10am - 12pm
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

My Recovery Tameside

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Pathways to Recovery - Warrington

23 December: 9am - 1pm
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: Service user hub open 11am - 4pm
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: 9am - 1pm
31 December:  closed
1 January:  closed

St Helens Integrated Recovery Service

23 December: 9am – 1pm
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am – 6pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: 9am – 1pm
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Wigan Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service 

23 December: 9am – 5pm
24 December: 9am – 5pm
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am -5pm
28 December: 9am – 5pm
29 December: 9am – 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

CGL Newcastle

23 December: closed    
24 December: closed    
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9 - 5pm
28 December: 9 - 5pm
29 December: 9 - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

County Durham Young People's Recovery Service

23 December: 9am - 5pm
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Gateshead Evolve

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 5pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Harm Reduction Service - Newcastle

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 10am - 6pm
28 December: 10am - 6pm
29 December:  10am - 6pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

South Tyneside Adult Carers Service

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December: 9am - 4.30pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Treatment and Care Service - Middlesbrough

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December: 11am - 6.30pm
28 December: 9am - 5pm
29 December: 9am - 5pm
30 December: 9.30am - 1pm
31 December: closed
1 January: closed

Edinburgh and Midlothian Offender Recovery Service (EMORS)

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December:  9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December:  9am - 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed
2 January: closed (Scottish Bank Holiday)

South West Recovery Service, South East Recovery Service & North West Recovery Service - Edinburgh

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December:  9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December:  9am - 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed
2 January: closed (Scottish Bank Holiday)

West Lothian Assertive Outreach Service

23 December: closed
24 December: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
27 December:  9am - 4.30pm
28 December: 9am - 4.30pm
29 December:  9am - 4pm
30 December: closed
31 December: closed
1 January: closed
2 January: closed (Scottish Bank Holiday)