Change, grow, live - formerly CRI

Drug and alcohol services

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We deliver drug services, alcohol services and also integrated drug and alcohol services in locations across England and Wales.

We help vulnerable adults and young people to understand the risks their drug or alcohol use pose to their health and wellbeing, and support them to reduce or stop their use safely. Once stability or abstinence has been achieved, we provide aftercare to help maintain recovery and prevent the possibility of a relapse.

We also work with families, children and carers who are affected by the drug or alcohol use of a family member or friend.

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Substances we can support with

  • Alcohol
  • All illegal drugs including cannabis, heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine and ecstasy
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) 
  • Prescription and Over The Counter (OTC) medication
  • Multiple drug and/or alcohol use

Our treatment options

We offer a variety of different treatment options to ensure individuals receive the right care to meet their needs and aspirations. These include:

  • One to one support with an experienced recovery professional.
  • Prescribing services which allow individuals to manage their recovery at their own pace
  • Clean injecting equipment and advice on safe usage via our needle exchanges (including for steroids).
  • Health checks and vaccinations for Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs).
  • Safe, medically supervised detoxification (detox) and stabilisation services in the community or at a specialist inpatient facility.
  • A stay in a residential rehabilitation (rehab) facility.
  • Talking therapies including counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • Access to mutual aid and other support groups.
  • Comprehensive aftercare programmes to help support sustainable recovery.
  • Employment, training and education advice, with links to training providers and employers.
  • Social activities that help build confidence and skills.
  • Support from a peer mentor who has personal experience of recovery. In some cases we also offer the option to train as a peer mentor following recovery – check with your local service.

Ongoing support

There are a number of options for ongoing support including: relapse prevention, 5 ways to wellbeing, post treatment check ups, mutual aid, volunteering and peer mentoring opportunities.

"Meeting others in a similar situation really helped build my confidence and made me realise I am not alone."

Service user

How you can benefit

  • Meet with a member of our multidisciplinary team which (depending on the service) can include Drug and/or Alcohol Practitioners, Counsellors, Doctors, Nurses and Psychologists
  • Explore the impact alcohol and/or drugs may be having on your life
  • Work with us to set goals aimed at supporting reduction in use or abstinence
  • Develop a support network - make new friends and improve your relationships
  • Improve your health and wellbeing - look and feel healthier
  • Learn skills for managing cravings and relapse prevention techniques
  • Increase your self-esteem and confidence for behavioural change
  • Find out about a range of other support services in your local area, including mutual aid

Our approach

As a recovery-oriented service, we try to inspire service users to work towards abstinence as a goal, and to help them appreciate the value that abstinence can bring to their health and wellbeing. However, we believe in choice and will support service users on longer term treatment journeys if that’s what they choose. Respecting the wishes of our service users and creating a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment is an integral part of our ethos and service delivery.

Our goal is to help you regain control, change your life, grow as a person and live life to its full potential.

Services near you

Click here to see all of the services we run across England and Wales, and search for your nearest appropriate service. 

Making a referral

To make a referral to one of our services, please search for your local service here and contact them directly by telephone or email.