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Drug and Alcohol Recovery

High quality, wrap around recovery support for adults and young people across the North.

Working with people’s strengths

Humankind’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services offers a recovery-based approach for adults and young people.

We use flexible, wraparound services to focus on clients’ needs. We support them to reduce or end their substance misuse and to rebuild their lives.

Service users can access brief interventions and structured treatments. The recovery journey also draws upon our charity’s expertise in community and family work, residential rehabilitation, and employment support.

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What we offer

Treatment options include:

  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Support to improve community reintegration – helping people overcoming misuse or addiction problems to re-enter their local community
  • Prescribed treatment and detoxification
  • Access to residential rehabilitation
  • Peer education and support programmes
  • Counselling services
  • Evidence-based structured intervention programmes, including group work and one-to-one sessions
  • Community prescribing/medically assisted recovery
  • Harm reduction/needle exchange
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Structured interventions (groupwork)
  • Support to improve housing, employment status
  • Whole family approach
  • Recovery accommodation and housing support
  • Aftercare support and recovery networks

We also offer criminal justice interventions to those offenders who are issued Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) and Alcohol Treatment Requirements (ATRs) sentences.


Humankind has provided integrated substance misuse treatment and recovery services for both adults and young people across Northern England for over 20 years.

Well established

We deliver high quality, non-judgmental, safe services and environments which provide a range of treatment options and support to meet the needs of individuals – including for young people. Our ultimate aim for those affected by substance misuse is full recovery from dependency. We provide support at all stages of a person’s recovery journey.

Across our drug and alcohol integrated services we successfully supported people to achieve recovery and improve their employment, housing, health and family situations.

Wraparound services

We provide wraparound services including:

  • Working alongside families, carers and loved ones
  • Support to improve people’s financial and housing status
  • Interventions and support to increase general health and wellbeing
  • Activities that promote community and social inclusion

Treating people as individuals

Talking to people about their goals and aspirations at the outset and agreeing a recovery journey for each individual stands at the heart of Humankind’s approach. We believe in working to people’s strengths and planning to help them develop the personal and community support needed for long term change.

Family interventions

We focus on evidence-based early intervention and prevention support to reduce the number of children, young people and families affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse. Our bespoke interventions for families and children have been extremely successful in reducing the impact of substance misuse and improving family cohesion.

Recovery communities

In partnership with service users and other stakeholders, we have developed a range of recovery community initiatives including recovery hubs offering a safe meeting space where a range of services and activities can be offered. A variety of events and activities are delivered through our recovery hubs.

A major provider of recovery services

To hear our service users, staff and volunteers speak about our drug and alcohol recovery services, watch our videos below:

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