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Drugs and Alcohol Support

Support for adults

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The St Helens Integrated Recovery Service is run by Change, Grow, Live (CGL) and is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service for those aged 19 and over. The service can support you with any worries you may have about your drinking or drug-taking.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the coronavirus outbreak, the way you get support from the service may be different. Please visit the CGL website for more information and for contact details.

Support for young people

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The Young People's Drug and Alcohol Team is a friendly and confidential service for young people aged under 19. The team can provide young people and their families advice and support around drug and alcohol use and can help young people to make healthy choices to prevent getting into risky situations due to drug and alcohol use.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the coronavirus outbreak, the team will not be completing direct one-to-one contact, however they are available via email or telephone. Please visit the YPDAAT website to find out more and for contact details.

Support for friends and family

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Footsteps in St Helens is a free, friendly and confidential service for those who are worried about someone else's drinking or drug-taking. Find out more by calling the Footsteps team on 01744 808212.

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What do I do if I find drug-related litter?

If you find any drug-related litter, please don't touch it – there are risks when handling used needles. Report it to the council straight away and we can give advice on how best to remove it.

If you find needles or syringes on council or school property during working hours, please report this immediately to a member of staff. Somebody may already be trained to deal with it.

What do I do if I suffer a needle stick injury?

  • Don't panic
  • Encourage the wound to bleed, but don't suck it
  • Rinse the wound under running water
  • Dress it and go to A&E or the walk-in centre