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This is a list of services in your local area, along with some national agencies you can contact no matter where you live. Some of the services listed below may not be available to everyone. They might be specific to a certain age group, or require a referral from GP or health professional.


We recommend you ring ahead first, to see if it's the most suitable choice.

Regent House
Regent Street
Lancashire
Blackburn BB1 6BH
Phone: Young People’s Services: 01254 495052

Support for drug users in the Criminal Justice System including:

• Advice, referral and information
• Brief intervention counselling
• Prescribed treatment
• Detox

Red Lion House
38 George Street
Greater London
Barking IG11 8FE
Phone: 020 8507 8668
Fax: 020 8594 3719

The Gateway Service works to create safer and healthier communities. We help people break free from harmful patterns of behaviour by delivering innovative services that have a measurable impact on both health and community safety issues. The service offers a wide range of services from confidential advice and information, assessment of the individual's specific needs, one-to-one sessions and group work, appointments at a convenient location; drop-in at local centres in the borough and a gateway to other services.

Refer an individual to CRI's The Gateway Service for:

• Access to methadone and other substitute prescribing
• HIV/Hep B testing and vaccination
• Residential rehabilitation
• Needle exchange
• Access to structured day programmes
• Advice on harm minimisation and support for those considering reducing their substance use
• Access to counselling and psychotherapy
• Structured motivational support
• Access to other community based voluntary and self-help groups
• Access to a range of other services

Ground Floor, Dennis Scott Unit
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
Greater London
Edgware HA8 0AD
Phone: 0300 303 2866
Fax: 020 8702 4301

We are a fully integrated service delivered in partnership with Westminster Drug Project and AIR Sports. We work with people at any stage of their alcohol or drug difficulty and with any associated emotional/mental health issues, providing a single point of access to assessment and treatment.

Service offers:
• Assessment and individual personal recovery plans
• Drop-In and Open Access
• Outreach to GP practices and Barnet General Hospital
• Needle exchange
• Access to prescribing
• Community detox
• Blood Borne Virus and health interventions
• Group work
• Keyworking
• Counselling
• Housing and benefit support
• Families and carers support
• Services for women
• Reintegration and peer mentoring activities
• Education, training and employment support
• Abstinence-based services
• Access to inpatient detox and residential rehab

Ground Floor, Dennis Scott Unit
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
Greater London
Edgware HA8 0AD
Phone: 0300 303 3169
Fax: 0333 344 3036

WDP Barnet YPDAS offers support for young people who may be affected by drug or alcohol problems. The first WDP service aimed at those under 18, we offer personalised services to meet young people’s individual needs.

1 Burleigh Court
Burleigh Street
South Yorkshire
Barnsley S70 1XY
Phone: 01226 435 860

This service offers a range of treatment intervention via a low threshold, multidisciplinary service for those (16 -70 yrs) experiencing problems through the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Services include:

• Community/Outpatient detox
• Counselling
• Healthcare
• Pregnancy/parenthood services
• Prescribing
• Prison work
• Resident/Inpatient detox
• Family/friends of clients service

Remember the people at these organisations are professionally trained and must keep everything you say confidential.


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