There are many services and organisations that can help and support you, providing a full range of treatment options and guidance for recovery from drug and alcohol misuse.

Local organisations and services

CGL Pathways

Change Grow Live Pathways to Recovery support adults and families who are struggling with drugs or alcohol.  They are a free and confidential service and are open to anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs or alcohol in Warrington.

It offers:

  • An experienced team of health and care staff, nurses and doctors
  • Needle exchange and health promotion
  • Psychosocial and medical assessment
  • Testing and vaccinations for blood borne viruses
  • Medical interventions including Methadone and Espranor prescribing
  • Naloxone – a drug that can stop the effects of overdose
  • Community detoxification
  • Referral and assessment for residential rehabilitation and detoxification
  • Programs and support offered for those involved in the criminal justice system
  • Harm reduction and abstinence based treatment
  • Life skills training
  • Assertive outreach in Warrington
  • Employment and training support
  • A comprehensive timetable of groups to help establish and maintain motivation for recovery.
  • Links to recovery coaches, fellowships and peer led support

They have a dedicated service for young people aged 10 to 18 who live and/or attend school in Warrington. Their specialist team provide confidential support and advice to young people worried about drugs and/or alcohol.

They are community based, which means they can meet young people where they feel comfortable, such as a school or community venue.

Their services include prevention work in schools, targeted community sessions and one to one support.

Call 01925 415176 (option 2) or 07919 558644 (out of hours), or visit 14-16 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DE (no appointment needed between 10am and 2.30pm  Monday – Friday) or visit Pathways to Recovery

Needle exchange

Four needle exchange venues are available:

  • CGL Pathways, 14-16 Bold Street,  Warrington, WA1 1DE
  • Well Pharmacy, Legh Street, WA1 1UG
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 3 Thelwall Lane,  Latchford, WA4 1JL
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 52 Earl Street, Orford,  WA2 7PW

National organisations and help


Honest information and support for drug misuse. Visit

Addiction Advocates

Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Rehabilitation Treatment. Visit

19 April 2024