Local alcohol treatment services amongst highest performing in country
Alcohol treatment services in Blackburn with Darwen have amongst the highest successful treatment rates in the country, according to Public Health England.
More than half (53.8%) of those accessing services successfully completed treatment for alcohol misuse in Blackburn with Darwen, meaning that the local authority boasts the ninth most successful rate in England.
Efforts are underway in Blackburn with Darwen to ensure that people affected by alcohol misuse are informed about and able to access the range of free support available.
Change Grow Live (CGL), the health and social care charity that is commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Council to deliver alcohol treatment services, is rolling out a number of initiatives with the aim of increasing the numbers of people accessing the support that they need.
The charity runs Inspire, the free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, and Go2, the service for young people. It boasts dedicated nurses, medical staff and recovery coordinators. The charity is working with partner organisations across the area’s health and social sector to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol misuse and the range of free-to-access support services available.