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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.

Barnabas Centre
15 Brook Street
Macclesfield SK11 7AA
Phone: 01625 712 000

An all-age service that focuses on recovery from drug and alcohol misuse.

We provide an easy-access service to people whose drug or alcohol use is a problem with the aim of promoting health and minimising harm to the individual, their families and the community.

Our integrated service is led by expert clinicians and knowledgable staff who are committed to supporting people to make positive changes and progress toward improved health and well-being.

The service promotes recovery through early intervention and prevention for people of all-ages.

13 Wellington Place
East Sussex
Hastings TN34 1NY
Phone: 01323 410 092

Offers a free, open-access information and advice service to those affected by substance use. This includes:

• Referral to structured treatment
• Needle exchange
• 1 to 1 Counselling

1 Bassett Court
Newport Pagnell MK16 0JN
Phone: 01908 211 288

Provides a free counselling service for general and addiction issues, particularly those involving drug, alcohol and sexual addictions. Wherever possible, also provides support for families and parents to help them cope with the pressures of addiction in the home.

Harplands Hospital
Hilton Road
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6TH
Phone: 01782 441 715
Fax: 01782 441 719

Community substance misuse service for clients with complex substance misuse needs. Includes specialised alcohol assessment and prescribing and specialised opiate substitute prescribing. Also offers a pregnant drug users service.

Unity House
4 York Road
Ellesmere Port CH65 0DB
Phone: 0151 350 6500

Our active recovery service provides free support to those affected by drug and alcohol addiction. Every person we help will have a recovery worker who will be on hand to provide support to help you find the right recovery path to suit you. You will also have access to support from our peer mentors who have successfully completed their own recovery programmes.

We support those affected by drug and alcohol addiction in the Cheshire West and Chester area. We will also be rolling out our new roving recovery service which will provide support to those in need who are located in more rural parts of the region. Support does not finish once you've completed your recovery, we have aftercare assistance on hand to help you get back on track with your life.

Group workshops
1:1 counselling
Recovery worker support
Peer mentor support
Substitute prescribing
Relapse prevention
Criminal justice interventions
Parenting workshops
Five-step support including Five-step families and carers group
Employment support
Housing support
Dedicated young people's support
AgeUK expertise
Needle Exchange

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

If you're having trouble finding the right type of help, you can always call FRANK on 0300 123 6600 and we can talk through your options.

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