Services for adults

Adult drug and alcohol services are provided at three locations across the city by Greater Manchester West NHS Trust in partnership with Salford City Council. The service will work with you whatever your goal, whether that is reducing harmful drug/alcohol use, addressing associated problems or seeking to achieve or maintain abstinence from drugs. They provide a wide range of services to reduce drug and alcohol related harms.

Services provided for drug users include:

  • advice and information
  • assessment and care planning to meet individual needs
  • substitute prescribing
  • detox (community and in-patient)
  • counselling and key work sessions
  • needle exchange
  • vaccination and testing for blood-borne viruses
  • complementary therapies
  • specialist services for people seeking settled accommodation
  • specialist services for people with a mental health and drug problems
  • specialist drug liaison midwife
  • specialist service for those involved in the criminal justice system

The Alcohol Service operates from the same sites as the drug services, with additional services delivered through GP surgeries. Services provided include:

  • advice and information
  • assessment and care plan to meet individual needs
  • brief interventions
  • detox (community and in-patient)
  • counselling and key work sessions
  • complementary therapies
  • specialist services for people seeking settled accommodation
  • specialist services for people with a mental health and alcohol problems
  • specialist service for those involved in the criminal justice system
  • specialist service for people admitted to hospital with alcohol-related conditions

For drugs and alcohol services covering Eccles, Weaste, Irlam, Cadishead, Patricroft, Seedley and Langworthy:

1 King Street
Telephone: 0161 787 7343
Fax: 0161 789 0360

Opening hours:
Monday: 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm (only by prior arrangement - telephone first after 4.30pm)

For drug and alcohol services covering Little Hulton, Walkden, Worsley, Boothstown, Swinton and Pendlebury:

Haysbrook Centre
4 Haysbrook Avenue
Little Hulton
Telephone: 0161 703 8873
Fax: 0161 762 0611

Opening hours:
Monday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

For drug and alcohol services covering Broughton, Ordsall, Trinity, Salford Precinct, Pendleton, Kersal and Charlestown:

6 Acton Square
The Crescent
M5 4NY
Telephone: 0161 745 7227

Opening hours:
Monday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm (telephone first after 4.30pm)

Community Recovery Services (formally known as The Mona Street Project)

Community Recovery Services is a Salford City Council community based recovery support service for people with long term, complex drug and alcohol problems. The service provides a range of centre based wellbeing support and sessions, group based peer support and community development and outreach activity. The service provides:

  • Informal ‘drop in' for registered members.
    • At these times members can access the breakfast club, internet café, refreshments, social events, informal peer support, Citizens Advice Bureau advisors, motivational support and referral to partner agencies.
  • A range of structured, centre based wellbeing activities including:
    • peer-led support groups, facilitated groups, art studio and sessions, social and activity groups, sport and fitness activities, holistic therapy, health and well being, education, employment and development groups and activities.
  • Community development activities aimed at engaging with, and linking people into, the local community.
    • For example breakfast clubs, allotment and community gardening groups, fishing and bowling club.
  • Outreach visits to people who have dropped out of drug and alcohol treatment services, to link them back into treatment and support networks.
    • The team will visit people in their homes, in the community and in community venues. The team will aim to make contact with people, assess their needs and barriers and provide access to emergency support and referral to other services.  The team will provide reports back to referrers and provide recommendations for further action.  In agreement with referring and partner agencies, outreach staff from Community Recovery Services will undertake joint visits.

Referrals into Community Recovery Services can be made by other service providers and partner agencies, or individuals can refer themselves. Agency referrals must be made on the service's referral form which includes a risk assessment. Once referred, a worker will carry out an assessment with the service user and work with them to develop a support plan. Reviews will take place regularly to assess an individual's progress against their support plan, and this will be reported back to referring services where appropriate.

Gloucester House
Mona Street
M6 6WY
Telephone: 0161 793 2477
Fax: 0161 736 9628

Salford Royal's Alcohol Assertive Outreach Team

This service works with people who are frequently attending Salford Royal for alcohol-related reasons, looking at the causes, such as relationship problems or poor mental health, and helping them get the support to overcome their problems, for example housing support, psychological therapy or detoxification programmes. The team includes a range of multidisciplinary staff, including an Emergency Medicine Consultant, social worker, alcohol worker, support worker, nurse, psychiatrist and psychologist. The service also relies on a close working relationship with the hospital Alcohol Specialist Nurses and the expertise of other colleagues across the city, including the police, GPs, mental health services and housing organisations.


THOMAS in Salford offers a full treatment and recovery journey. The service includes a residential rehabilitation project at THOMAS House, semi-independent accommodation with floating support and a personalised budgets and time-banking project. THOMAS is actively supporting the development of a visible recovery community in Salford.  


Lifeline In Focus is Salford's specialist parental substance misuse service. The service works with the whole family in order to reduce the impact of parental substance misuse on children and young people. The children and young people's element is called ‘Me2' a name the young service users chose themselves.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

National Helpline: 0845 769 7555

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous groups meet across the city at the following locations:

  • Lyndale Centre, Lyndale Rd, Mossley Common, Boothtown (Monday, 7.30pm)
  • St James RC Church Rectory, Salford Precinct (Monday, 7.30pm)
  • Boundary Road Methodist Church, Irlam (Monday, 8.00pm)
  • St Philips, off Chapel St, (near Angel) Salford (Tuesday, 11.30am)
  • Eccles Library (Tuesday, 7.30pm)
  • Holy Rood Church Hall, Moorside Rd, Swinton (Wednesday 8.15pm)
  • St Peter and Paul Church, Park Rd, Pendleton (Thursday, 12.30pm)
  • The Angel Centre, Chapel St, Salford (Thursday, 7.30pm)
  • Alexandra House, 395 Liverpool Rd, Eccles (Thursday, 7.45pm)
  • St Luke's CE Parish Hall, Liverpool Street, Weaste (Friday, 7.30pm)
  • St Peter and Paul Church, Park Rd, Pendleton (Saturday, 8.00pm)
  • Agnes Hopkins Centre, Clarenden Rd (opp Aldi Supermarket), Swinton (Sunday, 2.30pm)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

National Helpline: 0300 999 1212

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other to stay clean. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Narcotics Anonymous groups meet at the following locations (please check website for changes before attending meetings:

  • Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street (Thursday, 12.30pm)
  • Salvation Army, 4 Brindle Heath Road, Salford (Saturday, 7.30am)

This page was last updated on 24 May 2013

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