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Oldham TRANX Support Group

About this service

Prescription medication can be highly addictive, particularly tranquillisers, but you don't have to stay dependent on them. Tranx is a self–help group giving support and advice to people who have become addicted to medicines. Whether you're using tranquillisers or other prescribed medication such as antidepressants or painkillers, we can help you to get through withdrawal.

Formed in 1989, the group has featured its work on BBC Television, BBC Radio 4 and a recorded radio drama. We meet on Monday Mornings between 11am–1pm. To meet others in your situation, or to gain advice, you can just turn up - although its useful if you call ahead first so the groups can see how they can help you. It's free to join, although we really do appreciate donations for tea and coffee.

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)

Oldham Metropolitan Borough


The Centre for Independent Living, 140 Union Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 1DZ
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Opening times

Meetings held on Mondays 11am - 1pm at The Centre for Independent Living.

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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency