Drugs and alcohol support

We commission drug and alcohol support services across Nottinghamshire.

Change, grow, live (CGL) provides adult drug and alcohol recovery services across the county in a range of community settings, making treatment more accessible.

This service is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Nottinghamshire. If you are experiencing issues around drug and/or alcohol use, please contact CGL on 01158 960 798 for more information or to make an appointment. CGL are open Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm

CGL also take referrals from GPs, other treatment providers, housing providers, probation staff and other professionals working in the sector. 

The importance of treatment

Sarah Quilty, from our Public Health team, explains how Change Grow Live can support people to improve their lives and outcomes.

Alcohol recovery: Pete’s story

Peter Connelly, Recovery Co-ordinator at Change Grow Live, talks about his journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety, the benefits of treatment and how he now supports others.

Find out more

If you are concerned about your alcohol intake, you can also get further information and support from One You or Drinkaware

Psychoactive substances

Psychoactive substances, which are also known as ‘legal highs’, are drugs that are designed to replicate the effects of illegal substances.

The Psychoactive Substances Act came in force in May 2016 and it bans any production, supply and importation or exportation for human consumption of these potentially dangerous drugs. Some products can also contain illegal substances even if advertised as a “legal high”.

The new legislation also gives powers to law enforcement to take action against all suppliers of psychoactive substances with offences to produce, supply, offer to supply, import or export them. The Act provides powers to seize and destroy psychoactive substances, search persons, premises and vehicles and enter premises by warrant if necessary. If you know of anyone selling new drugs, you can report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Further information

Alcohol reduction

From the 1st April, Your Health, Your Way is the new service commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council to support Nottinghamshire residents (children, young people, adults and families) to get active, lose weight, reduce alcohol intake and quit smoking. The service will also provide support for falls prevention and family weight management.

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, all support will be provided remotely via phone, online or using an app.

For the most up to date information, please go to:

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