How we support you

We will support you to achieve your goals around your alcohol and/or drug issues through a range of treatments. That might be stopping completely, or just cutting down. You can set your own goals.

Working with you

Our experienced, professional teams work together with you to develop a bespoke recovery plan. Everyone is provided with a dedicated worker to support them through their recovery journey.

We offer:

  • One-to-one support
  • Structured group therapy to work on a range of topics
  • Support for family members – involving them directly in recovery when appropriate.
  • Health and well-being checks, health screenings, blood testing, and vaccinations from our medical team
  • Support for reducing the harm of drugs and overdose prevention
  • Substitute medication for certain drugs
  • Detox within the community/at home
  • Access to residential rehabilitation when it’s suitable
  • Peer mentors for additional support
  • Support into paid work through our Individual Placement and Support team

Your journey with County Durham Drug and Alcohol Services

At your first appointment, you’ll meet with a worker to assess your needs and establish the best support for you. Your key worker will help you to develop clear goals.

During your time with us, you will work with us to achieve those agreed goals.

To support you in your journey with us, we encourage you to attend appointments and take advantage of the range of groups and other activities that take place daily in each of the hubs.

We will be led by you, as you’re the one who will be putting in much of the hard work. You will already have many strengths and coping skills, and know from past experience what works and what doesn’t for you. We also have a great deal of experience with what works, and many of our staff have lived experience with substance use themselves.

When you are ready to leave County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services, you will be introduced to the Sustained Recovery Team. If needed, you can get further one-to-one support from them. We can introduce you to other services where you will meet like-minded people, get a real feel for the recovery community in County Durham and surrounding areas, and be more equipped to sustain your recovery.

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services wishes you all the best in your journey with us.

You can contact us via the below details to refer yourself or someone else.

Telephone: 03000 266 666