Alcohol, drugs and substance misuse
Information about alcohol, drugs and substance misuse support services.
Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Service - Change, Grow, Live (CGL)
Wear Recovery is Sunderland's Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Service for anyone needing help and support with drugs, alcohol or other substances. The service is delivered by Change, Grow, Live (CGL), a national voluntary sector organisation who are working in partnership with Recovery Connections to deliver a new model of care that supports recovery from addiction.
Sunderland's Youth Drug and Alcohol Project (YDAP) is available for young people aged 10-18, living in Sunderland who require specialist advice and support relating to drugs or alcohol.
NHS Choices - Drugs - If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem.
Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol. Adfam operates an online message board and database of local support groups. They provide advice for families and advice for professionals.
Alcohol Concern operate a helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can contact Drinkline for a free, confidential conversation on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm).
Balance North East is the North East Alcohol Office who want to encourage people to reduce their consumption - and reduce the impact that alcohol is having on our region.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) provides a free, confidential telephone and email helpline for children of alcohol-dependent parents and others concerned with their welfare. Call 0800 358 3456 for the Nacoa helpline.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free self-help group. Its "12-step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups. National Helpline 0800 9177 650