Support to overcome drug and alcohol misuse

If you or someone you care for are suffering because of drug or alcohol misuse, the following local services are available to help you.

Support services available to individuals aged 18 or over


  • Lifeline provide information, advice and support to overcome drug or alcohol issues is provided to adults (aged 18 and over) living in Redcar and Cleveland.
  • Lifeline provide an integrated drug and alcohol treatment system through Prevention, Recovery Coordination and Through & Aftercare services. They promote safer injecting practices, provide needle exchange facilities, blood borne virus screening and immunisation, information and advice around drug or alcohol misuse and support to overcome problematic drug or alcohol use which can include the provision of clinical support. They operate from a number of premises across Redcar and Cleveland so that support can be delivered locally within communities affected by substance misuse.

Lifeline can be contacted on 01642 481032.

Support services available to individuals aged under 18


  • CREST provide information, advice and support to young people from Redcar and Cleveland who use drugs or alcohol.
  • CREST also supports young people whose lives are affected by their parents, carers or siblings drug or alcohol use. The service is for under 19s only. CREST is a confidential service which can offer advice, support and guidance. They also aim to support young people who have drug or alcohol problems with housing, employment, education and training as well as offering support to parents and carers.

CREST can be contacted on 01642 496006.

Both services can be accessed confidentially and are free of charge.

To provide any information on the supply of drugs, or if you have concerns about drug use in your area, please contact the Community Drugs Enforcement Team.
Tel: 0800 092 9702

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