Drugs and Alcohol

Why Awareness matters

Alcohol and drug awareness is an important part of everyone’s health and wellbeing. Drug and alcohol use can be an issue that affects anyone.

The effects can cause problems for communities, the individual and their families.

  • Are you, a family member or a loved one experiencing any problems as a result of drug and/or alcohol use?
  • Do you need help or advice to reduce your risks and prevent further issues?
  • Alcohol and drug use can affect your judgement, behaviours and your health.

Tackling Drugs and Alcohol in Newcastle

The intention of our Drug and Alcohol Delivery Plan is to reduce the health, social and economic equalities and harms caused by drugs and alcohol and the threat they pose to individuals, families and communities. 

Point of contact Services in Newcastle

To get help, advise and support for your alcohol or drug use (or for a family member) you can contact:

  • Your GP. Or search to find your local GP
  •  Newcastle Adult Drug & Alcohol Service – CGL
    Bridgeview House, 15 – 23 City Road, Newcastle
    Single entry point into drug and alcohol specialist service support. Offers assessment and a range of services / interventions to tackle drugs and alcohol including care coordination, psychosocial and recovery support. Change Grow Live (CGL) work closely with NTW Addictions Service.
    Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am to 8pm.
    Telephone: 0191 261 5610.
  • Northumberland Tyne and Wear Plummer Court
    Plummer Court Specialist Mental Health Services. Carliol Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UR. Offering medical and nursing support, day services and intensive support. Individual keyworker sessions and clinic based support alongside specialist criminal justice services. Psychosocial support such as counselling alongside clinical interventions and health support, partnership working with the CGL who will support your progress in recovery. Opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8pm and 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
    Telephone: 01912061100
  • Drug and Alcohol Young People’s Service
    College Street Newcastle
    Support service for young people 18 and under, impacted by drugs or alcohol.
    Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
    Telephone: 0800 9533210

Family Support

Other services

  • CGL Harm Reduction Service
    43 Clayton Street, Newcastle. Harm reduction advice, support, assessment, referrals, testing, needle exchange and medical interventions. Opening hours Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
    Telephone: 0191 2614719
  • Oaktrees
    Oaktrees offers abstinence-based, structured, day programme of support based on a self-help model which aims to empower people to take responsibility for their recovery.
    Telephone: 0191 477 2205
  • Ridley Villas
    Ridley Villas is a supported accommodation service providing support to women with children living in Newcastle and Gateshead, who require support to help overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction, to continue to achieve and sustain abstinence by accessing appropriate treatment.
    Telephone: 0191 232 9181
  • Newcastle User and Carer Forum   
    C/o Public Health, Civic Centre, Newcastle enabling service user and carer involvement in line with our service user and carer charters engagement, consultation and communication in relation to service / treatment provision in the city. Also offers peer led support activities, training, volunteer opportunities, advocacy and mentoring. Opening hours for Public Health Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
    Telephone: 0191 2788126




Did you know?

Getting support can help you to manage your use, increase your safety and improve your wellbeing and quality of life. NHS Alcohol Support has a lot of useful information.

Public Health also provide a range of training courses centred around drug and alcohol awareness.

Need more information?

Other resources


Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous


Gamblers Anonymous


 Adfam family support


Talk to Frank Drug Support


George Street Social


Balance Northeast



Alcohol Awareness


If you drink alcohol regularly, do you know your units? Why not have a go at this new quiz from Balance to see how you compare with the weekly low risk limit? Try it out at www.reducemyrisk.tv

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