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Where to get Help with Substance Related Problems

Advice for people dependent on alcohol
CGL - Harm reduction strategies for alcohol dependence
Mutual Aid & Peer Support Information

Tameside Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Services

Help with Drug & Alcohol issues and/or addiction is provided in Tameside within an integrated all age service.

The Service – My Recovery Tameside - is provided by CGL (Change, Grow, Live plc.) and is reshaping how we prevent, reduce and respond to drug and alcohol related harm in Tameside.

My Recovery Tameside is for any drug and alcohol use and includes:

  • Adult service
  • Young Persons service (Branching Out - up to 17 years)
  • Transition Service (18-25 years)
  • Family/Friends Advice & Support Service

 All Services are delivered from a range of community settings and are based in two main places for the borough:

  • 111-113 Old Street, Ashton-U-Lyne, OL6 7RL and
  • Thornley St, Hyde SK14 1JY (above Thornley Medical Centre – separate entrance at side of building)

The Service provides a single point of contact for all residents and professionals and can be contacted on: 0161 672 9420

National Contacts



Postal Address Waterbridge House, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 8AD
Telephone Number 0207 928 7377

Alateen groups are groups of young people who are, or have been affected by problem alcohol drinking by parents, relatives or friends.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Telephone Number 0161 236 6569

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope.

Drugs in Schools Helpline

Telephone Number 0808 800 0800

Telephone support, advice and information on all aspects of drug related issues in schools, for pupils, parents, teachers, school governors and other professionals. Part of Release.

Families Anonymous Helpline

Telephone Number 0207 498 4680

Families Anonymous run over 45 groups throughout the UK for families and friends of drug users

CGL Drugs & Alcohol

Telephone Number 0161 672 9420

Helpline providing advice, information and support for drug users, their partners, families and friends.

Narcotics Anonymous

Telephone Number 0207 730 0009

Telephone helpline and regular self-help meetings for addicts who have a desire to stop using and who wish to support each other in remaining drug-free.

National AIDS Helpline

Telephone Number 0800 56 71 23

Information, advice and counselling on all aspects of HIV, AIDS and sexual health.


Telephone Number 0800 77 66 ( Link to External Website)

FRANK is a confidential, anonymous, discreet and well-informed ready to offer advice, information and support on drug issues. The helpline is 24 hours a day and the number won't show up on your phone bill.

You can talk to FRANK in 120 languages - a translator will be on hand if you need one when you ring.

You can text phone FRANK on 0800 917 8765

Release (National Drugs and Legal Helplines)

Postal Address 388 Old Street, London
Telephone Number 0845 4500 215

Release has been providing drugs and legal advice since 1967. Through its helplines it gives advice and information to the public on issues related to drugs, the law and human rights.


Tameside’s Alcohol Strategy
Greater Manchester Drug & Alcohol Strategy