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Barnsley Recovery Steps

On the recovery journey together…

We are an integrated drug and alcohol recovery service for Barnsley. 

Our aim is to help as many people as possible to recover from and be free from drug and alcohol dependency, and to reduce the harm that is caused to individuals, families and communities. 

We have experienced and professional teams who will work with individuals on their journey to recover from drugs and/or alcohol. You will be allocated a Key Worker who will support you throughout your treatment and help you to develop a Recovery Plan, that is built around you and your circumstances. 

We offer...

As part of our support, we will offer the following.

  • One-to-one support.
  • Structured group therapy work.
  • Support to family members, involving them as part of your recovery plan wherever possible and with your consent.
  • A health and well-being check, health screenings, blood testing and vaccinations.
  • Help you achieve a balanced approach to life through therapeutic intervention.
  • Support to reduce harm and prevent overdose.
  • Substitute medication is available for some drugs that you may use •Detox from alcohol and/or drugs.

A peer mentor/volunteer to give you additional support

We actively encourage everyone who works with us to take ownership over their Recovery Plan to make sure it’s right for each individual, giving them the best chance at a successful recovery. Early Intervention and Prevention We can provide early intervention and prevention, including brief intervention, harm reduction, outreach and training. 

 This may include:

  • Guidance for people using New Psychoactive Substances, ‘club drugs’, cannabis and steroids.
  • Sterile injecting equipment through local pharmacies and our on-site needle exchange.
  • The right intervention at the right time for you.

 Recovery Support 

  •  We can support you with your treatment and recovery in a number of ways
  • You can join one of our local recovery groups
  • When you leave treatment, we can give you ongoing support in the community
  • We can support you to get specialist services and mutual aid
  • Working with community groups, we can help you find opportunities for employment, education and voluntary work
  • Our service works in local communities to support people with drugs and/or alcohol issues.

We recruit and train volunteers – if you would like to volunteer with Recovery Steps Barnsley, please contact us on 01226 779066.

The Recovery Steps service is delivered by Humankind on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. 

Contact us for support or referral You can contact us on 01226 779066, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Anyone can make a referral to the Recovery Steps Barnsley service e.g. self-referrals, family members or professionals.

In January 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their report on  our service. Click here to read their report.

For the latest advice on COVID-19, please click here.  Please click here to get the latest information on how to keep safe, advice for anyone that’s using drugs, advice for people who use substances and advice for anyone who drinks alcohol and how Covid:19 may effect the services we provide.

We provide take home Naloxone kits for service users. See our videos here and here for a quick guide on its use and how important it can be. Download our top ten recovery tips leaflet here.

During this worrying time, it is normal to feel concerned or anxious. Make sure you look after your mental wellbeing and health. See how you can do this on the Mind website - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/  . If you need more urgent help, there are several free helplines that can provide support and guidance- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/