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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, work in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council to deliver recovery services and easy access support to young people and adults across the borough. 

For the latest information on CGL Inspire's services in Blackburn with Darwen please click here.

CGL contact details

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)

Address: Regent House, Regent Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6BH
Email:   Blackburn.Implementation@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 to 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, CVS Building, Saturday 10.15am until 11.45am
  • Inspire House, Exchange Street,  Monday to Friday 12pm until 2.30pm
  • Darwen Resource Centre, Edward Street, Darwen - 01254 226360 - Wednesday 10.30am to 2.00pm

PLEASE NOTE - Advice may also be available via RAP volunteers at : Cafe Hub, 3 Foundry Street, Darwen -  this is a Community Café and alcohol free environment which is open  Wednesday to Friday 3pm to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 10pm

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

AA help line - please call 0800 9177 650 for North West meeting information

Or see web page www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Sunday: 7.30pm Blackburn: Sacred Heart Church, Corner Billinge End Rd, Preston New Rd BB2 6PL

Monday: 8.00pm Darwen: United Reform Church, Duckworth St. BB3 1AT

Tuesday: 7.30pm Blackburn: Inspire House, 3 Exchange Street, BB1 7JN

Wednesday: 1.15pm Blackburn: St. Barnabas' Church Hall, 85 Johnston St., BB2 1HY

                       7.30pm Blackburn: St. James' Church, St. James' Rd BB1 8EP          

Thursday: 7.30pm Blackburn: Inspire House, 3 Exchange Street BB1 7JN

Friday: 7.30pm Blackburn: Hillview, Blackburn Royal Hospital (SM1 Unit) BB2 3HH

If you wish to speak to someone about any of the above groups you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on (01254) 583957

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

Narcotics Anonymous National Helpline - 0300 999 1212 or see web page 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.  We will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.  We are happy to speak with anyone, although we always feel it's better to speak in person with the addict who may be seeking help.  You can also email: local.services@eclana.org.uk

For online Skype meetings see http://ukna.org/online-meetings

Sunday:  7:00pm Blackburn: Greenfields Community Centre, Green Lane BB2 4SR

Monday: 7:00pm Blackburn: Inspire House, 3 Exchange Street BB1 7JN

Tuesday: 7:30pm Blackburn: Greenfields Community Centre, Green Lane BB2 4SR

Wednesday: 7:30pm Darwen: Hollins Grove Congregational Church, Hawkshaw Avenue BB3 1QZ

Thursday: 7:30 Darwen: Hollins Grove Congregational Church, Hawkshaw Avenue BB3 1QZ

Friday: 7:30pm Blackburn: Inspire House, 3 Exchange Street BB1 7JN

Saturday: 7:00pm Darwen: Hollins Grove Congregational Church, Hawkshaw Avenue BB3 1QZ

If you wish to speak to someone about any of the above groups you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on (01254) 583957

 

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)  meetings in Blackburn and Darwen

CA Help line: 0300 111 2285 (mobile friendly) or 0800 612 0225 (free from UK landlines)

Or see web page  www.cauk.org.uk

Tuesday: 8:00pm Blackburn: Nightsafe, Boulevard Centre, Cathedral Quarter, 45 Railway Road

Friday: 7:30pm Blackburn: The Boulevard Centre, Cathedral Quarter, 45 Railway Road

If you wish to speak to someone about any of the above groups you can contact the Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre on (01254) 583957

 

Other key services

Carers Service, Greenhurst Place, Kingsway - (01254) 688440.  Support for those who have taken on a role as carer for someone

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, CVS Building, Boulevard Centre, Railway Road, Blackburn - (01254) 583957.  Substance misuse service users group and Breakfast Clubs for the homeless and disadvantaged.  VOICE Saturday Breakfast Club - Saturday 10am - 12 noon at Platform 5 (Nightsafe), Boulevard Centre, Blackburn.  VOICE Family Breakfast Club - Sunday 10 am - 1pm at Platform 5 (Nightsafe), Boulevard Centre, Blackburn.

S.M.A.R.T (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery group - Wednesdays at Inspire House, Exchange Street Blackburn, 2pm until 3pm.

 

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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