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Support for people with alcohol and drug problems

alcohol and drugs

The Drug and Alcohol Team are responsible for commissioning and co-ordinating high quality substance misuse services across Stockton by working in partnership with all those concerned in reducing the harm caused by substance misuse to individuals, their families and communities.

In this section you will find information about teams who provide services for people with drug and alcohol problems. 

If you or a member of your family has a problem with drug or alcohol misuse you can contact the following 24/7 helplines and they will direct you to the most appropriate treatment provider. These helplines are confidential.

The following treatment services are available within the Stockton Borough.

Stockton Treatment helpline: 0800 0522050

Teesside Wide helpline: 0808 1880247

Visit the NHS Choices website for a variety of health services in the area.


Alcohol Recovery Service

Youth Direction

16 Bishopton Lane


TS18 2AA

01642 677600

Stockton Multi-Agency Recovery Team (SMART) SMART is a service to help young people who are having problems with drugs and alcohol. The service works with anyone up to the age of 18. Referrals can be made by professionals, family or self-referrals. Young people are seen in various locations that best suits their needs, identifying strengths and areas of concern through comprehensive assessments, psychosocial interventions and service user led care and action plans. The service promotes working in partnership with other agencies, professionals and family to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.    

Lifeline Project

Lifeline Project

3 Skinner Street


TS18 1DY 

01642 625980 

Stockton Treatment Alcohol and Recovery Service (STARS) Stockton Treatment Alcohol and Recovery Service, is for adults over the age of 18yrs, who feel they are drinking too much alcohol and want to cut down or stop drinking altogether. The service also offers help to families and those people looking after someone who might be having problems with alcohol. The Service offers Advice and information, Assessment and Treatment.


Carers Services

Bridges Families and Carers Support Services

5 Nelson Terrace


TS18 1NJ

01642 898999 or 01642 605222

The service offers a holistic service for carers, children, parents and all family affected by substance misuse and alcohol issues. The service is available to everyone who has been directly affected by someone else’s substance misuse including parents, children, grandparents, brother and sisters. The services offered include: care plans; support work; counselling; alcohol specific service; outreach; advocacy’ child counselling; respite; alternative therapies; drug awareness; alcohol awareness; signposting; support groups; grandparent carers service; parenting support; health and wellbeing and gardening service.

Substance Misuse Recovery Service


32 William Street


TS18 1DN

01642 613358

CRI Stockton Recovery Service is a recovery focused service to provide support and advice for people with problematic substance misuse aged 18 years + who live with Stockton On Tees and provides a tailored package of care to support individual needs.

The Birchtree GP practice

The Birchtree Practice

Lawson Street Health Centre

Lawson Street

Stockton On Tees

TS18 1HX

01642 633561

The Birchtree is a GP practice specialising in substance misuse treatment for people affected by addiction aged 18+. It also provides GP services, recovery support and specialist prescribing by way of a holistic approach to treatment. Substance misuse issues: Specialist substance misuse prescribing; psychosocial interventions; harm minimisation advice; satellite clinics; keys working.

: 0800 555111 - To report drug related crime.

FRANK national helpline: 0800 776600 - For general advice and information about drugs.