Drug and alcohol misuse: useful links

Other support for people who misuse alcohol or drugs, their families and professionals.

Under 21s

Achieve Salford Recovery Services - under 21s 

Achieve Young People’s Team offer expert advice and information on drugs, alcohol and other substances to young people (under 25s) living in Salford.

They are a dedicated team of specialist young people practitioners who work in partnership with other services to enable young people to achieve their full potential.


FRANK is the national drugs information helpline for young people, parents and carers. This site provides information about specific drugs, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, and links to service providers. The site includes fun activities to aid readers' learning and allows readers to contact staff at FRANK.


Ala-teen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and is for young people, aged twelve to seventeen (inclusive), who are affected by a problem drinker. Ala-teen members share their ideas and experience in order to gain a better understanding of alcoholism; they learn to accept it as an illness and so lessen its impact on their lives. By removing their preoccupation with the drinker's behaviour they are able to focus on their own development and sense of identity.

Youth zone

Youth zone has lots of information on places to go, things to do and people to talk to. If you are 13 to 19 and want to know what's going on, this is the link for you. The site also includes an information directory provided by Salford Children's Information Project.

Drug or alcohol users

Achieve Salford Recovery Services - over 21s

Achieve Salford Recovery Services provides confidential services, opportunities, treatments and therapies for people seeking help in tackling their own drug use, or that of a loved one aged 25 and over.  They offer information, support and advice to aid you in your recovery. They also give aftercare support, to help you remain drug and alcohol free.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; they are self-supporting through their own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. AA's primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Alcohol Change

Alcohol Change is the national agency on alcohol misuse. They work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. They provide information and encourage debate on the wide range of public policy issues affected by alcohol; including public health, housing, children and families, crime and licensing. They support specialist and non-specialist service providers, helping to tackle alcohol problems at a local level, whilst also working to influence national alcohol policy.

Drink Aware

For most adults, it's fine to enjoy a drink. At the same time, we all need to look after our health and well-being. This is where you can find out more about how to do both. You'll find all kinds of useful information about alcohol and drinking, from fascinating facts to practical tips, to suit all kinds of people and occasions. Find the answers to your questions - become more drink aware.

Housing support services

Housing support services has been created to deliver a wide range of services to residents and housing organisations across Salford and beyond

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem - recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Narcotics Anonymous is a completely voluntary organisation. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.



adfam is the leading national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. adfam provide direct support to families through publications, training, prison visitors' centres, outreach work and signposting to local support services. This website has been created to provide families with information to help them deal with the problems they face on a daily basis.


Al-Anon Family Groups provide understanding, strength and hope to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organisation or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause.

Salford Carers

Salford Carers Centre provides advice and information, support groups, carer training, grants, and a young carers service.


Community safety unit

This link will take to Salford's community safety unit page. The community safety unit drives the activity of the community safety partnership (CSP) and provides strategic support and project management to assist in the delivery of crime and disorder reduction targets. The team comprises council officers and a police officer.

Greater Manchester Police

This is the official website of Greater Manchester Police. This police force covers ten divisions across Greater Manchester including Salford. It provides information regarding activity across the force, contact details for local policing teams and crime prevention advice.


HIT delivers effective interventions on drugs, community safety and other public health concerns. They produce publications, run mass media campaigns, deliver training, organise conferences and provide consultancy to individuals, community groups, health and social care and criminal justice agencies locally, nationally and at an international level.

National Treatment Agency (NTA)

The National Treatment Agency is a special health authority, created by the government in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England. In other words, to ensure that there is more treatment, better treatment and fairer treatment available to all those who need it.

Together Women Project (TWP) 

Together Women Project offers a broad range of services including drug and alcohol support, counselling, parenting skills, employment and training and gender-specific support services. Operating from a women only centre with a crèche and a safe and relaxing environment. The project has a number of specific aims to reduce re-offending, avoid family breakdown, increase access for women to community-based services and to divert women from custody.

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