Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL


  • 1 February 2013
    A new drug and alcohol service run by CRI has launched on the 1st February in Northamptonshire. The CRI Northamptonshire Integrated Recovery Service will have premises in Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Daventry and Corby. CRI will also work with partners to deliver treatment via satellite services in rural areas. The service will provide advice, information and medical treatment for people worried about alcohol or drugs, and offer support to their families and friends.
  • 30 January 2013
    The Suffolk Recovery Service, which is run by healthcare charities CRI and Open Road, will greet Lowestoft shoppers next week (4th and 5th February) to raise awareness with local residents on the risks of drinking alcohol. Members of CRI Suffolk Recovery Service and Open Road will offer advice to shoppers, hand out drink wheels and ask curious consumers about their alcohol consumption knowledge. They will have a stand set up outside the Britten Centre in Lowestoft between 11am and 3pm on the 4th and 5th of February.
  • 25 January 2013
    CRI began to deliver its successful Pathways to Recovery drug treatment and recovery service in two Warrington prisons - HMP Risley and HMYOI Thorn Cross – in January. The Pathways to Recovery service will offer service users in prison the opportunity to address their substance misuse and develop effective strategies for achieving and sustaining change. The service combines clinical prescribing with an interactive, structured recovery programme that incorporates care planning and psychosocial interventions to promote change in thinking and behaviour.
  • 25 January 2013
    CRI’s Health Promotion Team held its annual ‘Health MOT Day’ in Brighton in January. Despite heavy rain, hundreds of local people came along to access a wide range of free information about healthy living to kick start their New Year resolutions. The event brought together 18 local health and wellbeing services who offered advice on issues including drug and alcohol use, healthy eating and exercise, mental health, sexual health, lesbian gay bi-sexual trans-sexual (LGBT) support, and smoking cessation.
  • 23 January 2013
    Two CRI projects have been named as examples of good practice in the National Treatment Agency (NTA) publication ‘Employment and Recovery: a good practice guide’. The guide sets out protocols for agencies to work together effectively to support education, training and employment opportunities for people in drug treatment.
  • 12 December 2012
    Family and friends of service users last night attended the screening of a film made by people in treatment for drug addiction at CRI Sefton, at the FACT Picturehouse in Liverpool.  The three-minute film is the result of a ten week accredited media course delivered as part of health and social care charity CRI’s treatment programme in Sefton, and gives participants the opportunity to gain new skills, qualifications and confidence.
  • 11 December 2012
    Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead today joined service users for breakfast at Hemel Hempstead Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (HDARS), run by health and social care charity CRI.   
  • 10 December 2012
    The Home Affairs Committee has published its first report in a decade on UK drug policy. The Committee’s findings and recommendations are wide ranging and there are several aspects that CRI welcomes as one of the country’s largest charities specialising in recovery from substance misuse. David Biddle, Deputy Chief Executive at CRI commented:
  • 30 November 2012
    CRI welcomes the opportunity to respond in detail over the coming weeks to the Government’s alcohol consultation. We support the limiting of promotions at the point of sale and we also acknowledge that minimum pricing makes sense as part of an approach that has alcohol treatment and support at its heart. It is clear that it needs to be set at a level high enough to enforce limiting purchases. However, there is evidence that some very dependent drinkers are not deterred by price and that they may sacrifice food, clothing, rent payments etc rather than go without alcohol.