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Drug and alcohol services

Services in Blackburn with Darwen to help people who misuse drugs or alcohol, and their carers 

 

CGL Inspire - Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service 

CGL Inspire provide substance misuse treatment services in Blackburn with Darwen.  CGL, which stands for 'Change, Grow, Live', are a leading drug and alcohol charity.  They work in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council to deliver recovery services and easy access support to young people and adults across the borough. 

Go2 is CGL's young persons (under 25 years) drug and alcohol integrated recovery and prevention services for BwD

For the latest information on CGL Inspire's services in Blackburn with Darwen visit their website

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CGL contact details

Address: Regent House, Regent Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6BH

Inspire - CGL adult drug and alcohol integrated recovery and prevention services for BwD - 01254 495014

Go2 - CGL young persons (under 25 years) drug and alcohol integrated recovery and prevention services for BwD - 01254 495052 (number is also available out of normal office hours)

Email: InspireBwD.info@cgl.org.uk

 

Recovery Access Points

For more information and help around alcohol and drug use or misuse call into a recovery access point -  no appointments necessary.  They provide:

- Information and/or referral into treatment services

- Signpost to support groups and appropriate organisations

- Support and a point of contact

Or call (01254) 583957 for more information

Recovery Access Points (RAP) are available at the following venues: 

  • Fast 4wd Project - 01254 583957 - CVS Building, Boulevard Centre, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • THOMAS drop in - 01254 677321  - St Anne's House, France Street, Blackburn, Friday, 12.30pm to 2pm
  • VOICE Breakfast Club, Inspire House, Regent Street, Saturday 10.15am until 11.45am
  • Your Support Your Choice, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, Friday 11.30am to 1pm

SMART Recovery Group (Self-Management and Recovery Training) - please contact Steve Foden or Marselle Davies at Community CVS, Boulevard Centre, Blackburn.  Tel. 01254 583957.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

There are a number of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that take place regularly in Blackburn and Darwen for people with alcohol issues.  To view a list of local meeting dates and times visit:  www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting  and enter your town or postcode into the 'Find a meeting' search box (located in the top right hand corner of the homepage).

Alternatively you can call 0800 9177 650 (calls are free from landlines) for north west meeting information.

If you would like to speak to someone about the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on (01254) 583957.

There is more information about Alcoholics Anonymous and how they can help on their website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

There are a number of Narcotics Anonymous meetings that take place regularly in Blackburn and Darwen for people with opiate use issues.  To view a list of local meeting dates and times visit:  www.ukna.org/meetings/search and search for a meeting using the 'meetings search' boxes.

You can also call the Narcotics Anonymous National Helpline on 0300 999 1212.  There is more information about Narcotics Anonymous and how they can help on their website www.ukna.org

If you require assistance or information regarding Narcotics Anonymous meetings within East and Central Lancashire please call this number and leave a message: 07804 511999.  They will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.  They are happy to speak with anyone, although they would prefer to speak in person with the person who may be seeking help or advice.

You can also email: local.services@eclana.org.uk

For online Skype meetings visit: www.ukna.org/online-meetings

If you would like to talk to someone about the Narcotics Anonymous groups you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on 01254 583957.

 

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)  meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

There are meetings for people with issues with cocaine or other stimulants in Blackburn with Darwen.  To view details of local meetings dates and times visit:  www.cauk.org.uk/Meetings.html and enter your town or postcode into the 'Find a meeting' search box (located in the top right hand corner of the homepage).  Alternatively you can call 0800 9177 650 for north west meeting information.

Cocaine Anonymous helpline: 0300 111 2285 (mobile friendly) or 0800 612 0225 (free from UK landlines)

For further information about Cocaine Anonymous and how they can help visit their website: http://www.cauk.org.uk/index.asp

Direct link to national meetings list: www.cauk.org.uk/Downloads/WTFs/WTF%20UK.pdf

If you wish to speak to someone about Cocaine Anonymous groups you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on 01254 583957.

 

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service - support for people caring for someone with a drug or alcohol problem

If you have a family member or friend who is using drugs or alcohol problematically, you probably know by now that addiction doesn't just affect the user. Many people are impacted by someone else's drug or alcohol use, and it is normal to feel worried, frustrated and helpless.  The Carers Service can help you deal with your situation so you don't have to suffer alone.  They provide support to people in Blackburn and Darwen who are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use.  The service is free, confidential and non-judgemental. To find out more visit their website

 

Other key services

Everybody Centre, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre - (01254) 268700.  Young person's resource centre, advice for the 14 to 24 age group.

THOMAS Drop-In, St Anne's House, Paradise Street - (01254) 59240.  Providing a hot meal every weekday for the homeless (advice and support available).

VOICE Breakfast Club, Saturday mornings - 10.15 - 11.45am at Inspire House, Regent Street.  Substance misuse service users' group and Breakfast Club for the homeless and disadvantaged.

VOICE Family Breakfast Club - Sunday 10am - 1pm at Platform 5 (Nightsafe), Boulevard Centre, Blackburn.  Family friendly support, advice and activities

Contact number for information on VOICE 01254 583957

 

Advice and support is also available via:

Womens Centre, 25 Wellington Street St. Johns - (01254) 583032.  Support for women and families.

WISH Centre Drop-in, 43 King Street - (01254) 260465/ 55111.  Women's information and self-help centre.

 

Please contact the DAAT (Drug and Alcohol Action Team) - (01254) 585425 - if you require any further information on substance misuse services here in Blackburn with Darwen.

 

Volunteering to work with people who misuse drugs or alcohol

If you would like to volunteer to work with people who misuse drugs or alcohol as a recovery support volunteer please contact Steve Foden, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Blackburn with Darwen CVS, on (01254) 583957.  Steve can also help those in recovery to access volunteering opportunities. 

You can also click here to read an article from the Shuttle newspaper about a former alcoholic from Blackburn who is now volunteering to help people with drug and alcohol problems in the local area.

 

Commissioners of drug and alcohol services for Public Health,  Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

There are a range of services for people who misuse alcohol or drugs.  You can find out more by contacting the Drug and Alcohol Action Team - please note, this is not a treatment service, if you want to speak to someone about drug or alcohol issues please use the contact details listed for CGL, at the top of this page.

Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Address: Public Health Department, 10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH
Phone: 01254 585425
Email: karen.cassidy@blackburn.gov.uk

 

If you are worried about someone who is drinking too much alcohol, or misusing drugs, the Drug and Alcohol Action Team can offer advice and information about where to get help.

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