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Alcohol and drugs

Outcome of the public consultation on changes to our drug and rehabilitation services.

On 13 June, Cabinet agreed proposals to change our drug and rehabilitation services.

On 26 June, the Health Scrutiny Committee resolved not to ask Cabinet to reconsider its decision after receiving a formal request from a number of councillors. This means that the decision will now be implemented.

Cabinet agreed to:

  • Make changes to the rehabilitation part of the drug and alcohol services to save £675,000 and recommission.
  • Work with partners to look at new ways of preventing people developing health problems and encouraging people to improve their health.
  • Signpost and provide general lifestyle advice through the 'Making Every Contact Count' workforce development programme.
  • Develop a digital offer through using health and wellbeing apps and other social media platforms to help people help themselves.

For more information view the report to Cabinet 13 June 2019.

You can find general information about alcohol and drugs misuse on the NHS choices website.

If you live in Lancashire and want some help to get more control of your substance use or to become drug and/or alcohol free there are specialist treatment services available across the county.

These services can also give advice and support to people affected by someone else's substance use including family members and carers. 

You are not on your own and we can help you.

Young people

YouthZone provides information and advice about drugs and alcohol for young people in Lancashire.

Parents and carers

Find advice and tips for talking to your children about the risks associated with underage drinking.

Would you like support?

Young Addaction is a Lancashire wide young people's drug and alcohol treatment service (for under 25's). For information and support contact the service:

Tel: 0808 164 0074
Email: spoc.yalancs@addaction.org.uk
Website:

Adults

Would you like support?

We can provide a range of services for adults including:

  • needle exchanges
  • advice on harm reduction
  • psychosocial interventions
  • substitute prescribing
  • group work
  • access to counselling
  • referral to residential detoxification and rehabilitation (aged 18 plus)

If you would like help please contact the service provider in your area:

Adult services:

Central Lancashire

Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire

Inspire-CGL Central/North Lancashire

Tel: 08081 698 673
Email: CentralNorthLancs.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

North Lancashire

Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn

Inspire-CGL Central/North Lancashire

Tel: 08081 698 673
Email: CentralNorthLancs.Referrals@cgl.org.uk 

East Lancashire

Lancaster and Morecambe, Fylde and Wyre

Inspire East Lancashire

Tel: 01254 495382
Email: eastlancs.info@cgl.org.uk

Social care

Our Substance Misuse Team help people access alcohol or drug rehabilitation services, helping them to prepare, throughout rehab, and within the community after rehab.

Other services that provide support and information

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free self-help group. Its "12-step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups.