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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.

61 Marine Avenue
Tyne and Wear
Whitley Bay NE26 1NB
Phone: 0191 251 1725

We are a low level Supporting People funded accommodation project based in Whitley Bay with 9 beds. The project is semi-independent living with the aim of promoting independence and enhancing clients' life skills to move them forward into their own accommodation.

We work with clients aged 18+ who have or had issues with substance misuse. The clients are supported through a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure continuity and consistency to the support they receive during their stay.

7 North Park Road
North Yorkshire
Harrogate HG1 5PD
Phone: 0773 626 4852

This programme supports women offenders providing clear/tailored pathways to address rehabilitative needs. Encourages women to have better engagement with specific supportive rehabilitative services including substance and alcohol reduction.

15 Valley Road
North Yorkshire
Scarborough YO11 2LY
Phone: 01723 371 869
Fax: 01723 375 678

Ark House aims to enable recovery from alcohol/drug dependence. The service user, with help of structured lectures and groups, will be guided by a therapist through the steps to reach individual goals. To understand their problem,, the solution to the problem and the plan of action to change that leads to abstinence and recovery. Peer group support and structure are also an important component.

Portsmouth Central Library
Guildhall Walk
Hampshire
Portsmouth PO1 2DX
Phone: 02392 841 384

PUSH is an independent, inclusive, peer-led service user group - anyone can join. We're not abstinence focussed as we know that sometimes people aren't quite ready to get there yet until they're being supported. We also challenge the stigma and discrimination others in the community may feel towards drug or alcohol users.

Milton Road
Hampshire
Portsmouth PO3 6BA
Phone: 0239 273 6544

Hope House can offer you a safe place to sleep, a shower and a hot meal if you are homeless. Offers practical help and support to single homeless people (usually with a local connection) including people with alcohol, drug and mental health problems. Can accommodate single homeless people with dogs.

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


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