Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL


  • 23 December 2013
    In December CRI expanded its Recovery Intervention Service Ealing (RISE) offering by opening 131 Social Club, a place where recovering drug and alcohol addicts can meet with peer support workers and volunteers to strengthen and sustain  their recovery in a relaxed and social atmosphere.
  • 19 December 2013
    CRI has introduced its first family service peer mentor to support families in Camden affected by drug and alcohol use. New peer mentor, Elaine, is working with the Some Space Family Support Service, which helps Camden residents affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.
  • 9 December 2013
    Last week the Sussex Police awarded CRI with ‘Best Partnership’  for their work with the Brighton Housing Trust and Sussex Police in launching the Emergency Assessment Centre (EAC), a pilot programme aimed at helping rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove. EAC offers an innovative ‘one-stop shop’ approach that allows rough sleepers to access a range of accommodation and health services. It specifically targeting individuals who usually refuse to access support services, such as those with mental health or substance misuse and those who are new to rough sleeping.
  • 31 October 2013
    It has been a busy and productive start to my role as Chief Executive for CRI. It is an interesting time for charities like CRI and I feel very fortunate to be leading an organisation that supports people to regain control of their lives and tackle their problems.   
  • 29 October 2013
    On Sunday 27th of October 2013 Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly Watts on Coronation Street, spoke at Rochdale Central Library as part of Rochdale’s Festival of Literature and Ideas. Kevin was in town to talk about his new autobiography “The Street to Recovery.” About 20 CRI recovery students, staff and volunteers were there to hear Kevin’s story.
  • 15 October 2013
    CRI and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have launched two new clinics in Brighton and Hove to support people addicted to legal highs.  The clinics provide drop-in advice and information for people who are worried about the potential dangers of legal highs, also known as novel psychoactive substances (NPS). 
  • 23 August 2013
    July saw the arrival of the newly commissioned Inspire North Lancashire project. The service commissioned by Lancashire County Council and NHS England provides a fully integrated recovery service with rapid and open access to drug and alcohol users. 
  • 1 August 2013
    Leading health and social care charity CRI today announced that current Deputy Chief Executive David Biddle has been appointed to lead the organisation as its new Chief Executive from 1 October 2013.    The announcement follows the decision of CRI Founder and current Chief Executive, David Royce, to stand aside from the position in order to pursue a part-time advisory role at CRI and in the wider voluntary sector.   
  • 1 July 2013
    Recovery champions, including representatives from CRI’s Reading service, have installed a recovery bench in a Reading park. The recovery bench is dedicated to those who have lost their lives to any form of substance misuse and honours those who are in recovery now. A plaque on the bench bears the message: You’re not here physically, but you can always sit with me.