Alcohol and Substance Use Support

CGL Newham Rise (Adults Substance Misuse Service)

The drug and alcohol service for Newham residents is run by Change, Grow, Live (CGL). The  service offers a wide range of free, confidential treatment and recovery support services for individuals affected by drug and/or alcohol use, and those who may be impacted by someone else’s substance use, like, families​, carers and friends.

This includes:

  • Opiate substitute prescribing
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Group work
  • One-to-one key working and recovery planning
  • Counselling
  • Family support
  • Parenting support
  • Alcohol and drug community detoxification
  • Access to residential rehabilitation
  • Blood Borne Virus testing and vaccination
  • Support to avoid re-offending
  • Peer to peer support
  • Support to access education, training and employent programmes
  • Access to Build on Belief
  • Access to Release legal advice surgery.


Self-referrals are welcome, as well as referrals from professionals, by calling, e-mailing or visiting the service in person.

Rise - Newham | Change Grow Live

Telephone: 0800 652 3879


Well Newham 

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Visit the Well Newham website and in-person Hubs to find out about support available for your health and wellbeing.

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CGL Newham Rise (Young People's Substance Misuse Service)

Newham Rise Young People’s Substance misuse service is an open access service run by Change, Grow, Live (CGL), offering free and confidential support and advice to young people affected by their own drug and/ or use, or a parent, guardian or carer’s substance use. The service covers:

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Health and wellbeing
  • One-to-one key working & group working
  • Harm minimisation
  • Family support including intensive support/family therapy for parent and carers
  • International Treatment Effectiveness Project (ITEP) mapping - a way of simplifying psychosocial interventions and uses visual maps to enhance and improve the effectiveness of care planning and treatment outcomes
  • Hidden Harm- children affected by substance misusing parents.


    Referral form for young people affected by a loved one’s substance misuse

    Referral form for young people who use drugs or alcohol

    CGL - Young People's service can be contacted via:

    Overdose emergency and Naloxone information

    Someone can experience an overdose at any point up to three hours after they inject, which means there could be time to save a life.

    Steps to be taken:

    1. Call 999 and ask for an ambulance
    2. Check to see if anything is blocking the person’s airways (mouth, nose)
    3. Put the person in the recovery position: you can watch a video demonstrating how to put someone in the recovery position.
    4. If you have Prenoxad (naloxone injection), inject it into their thigh or upper arm muscle
    5. If you have Nyxoid (naloxone nasal spray), place the spray in their nose and press the plunger.
    6. Wait with the person until the ambulance arrives


    Naloxone is a medicine that can temporarily reverse the effect of an opioid overdose and comes in pre-filled syringes or nasal spray which you or someone caring for you can access from Newham Rise and participating Newham pharmacies. They can provide training on how to use the syringe or nasal spray.

    Affected by someone else's drug or alcohol misuse

    You are eligible for a carers assessment if you provide, or intend to provide, unpaid care or support on a regular basis for someone who would not be able to manage without help due to:

    • Age
    • A physical or mental illness
    • Substance misuse
    • Disability.

    You are eligible for an assessment in your own right, even if the person you care for refuses:

    • A community care assessment
    • The support that is being offered to them.

    The person you care for may or may not live with you. A carers assessment is not a test of your ability as a carer, but an opportunity to look at ways in which we can support you in your caring role.

    Your health, employment and leisure needs will be considered when assessing and providing services.

    Carers FIRST

    If you are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use and need advice with managing your caring responsibilities, Carers First can provide:

    • Tailored information, advice & guidance for adults and young carers
    • Support to access and prepare for a carer’s assessment
    • Opportunities to attend support groups and activities to meet people in a similar situation
    • Opportunities for carers to become involved in helping to develop and improve services for carers
    • Emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.

    Carers FIRST can be contacted via:

    • Telephone: 0300 303 1555
    • Email:
    Community needle exchange

    You can go to the following pharmacies in Newham to:

    • Access clean injecting equipment
    • Return used needles and obtain personal sharps bins
    • Discuss referral into treatment
    • Access a range of harm reduction advice and support regarding safer drug use, overdose prevention, naxloxone and safer injecting techniques.

    Please be aware that pharmacies providing needle exchange may change. You can check this page for updates, and look out for the needle exchange poster on display at your local pharmacies.


    31-32 The Mall, Stratford, E15 1XD
    Call:020 8534 2272

    82-84 High Street, East Ham, E6 2HT
    Call:020 8472 0531

    384 Green Street, Upton Park, E13 9AP
    Call: 020 8472 3879

    833 Romford Road, Manor Park, E12 6EA
    Call: 020 8478 3669

    Britannia Pharmacy

    6 Church Street, Stratford, E15 3HX
    Call: 020 8534 3104

    62a Leytonstone Road, Stratford, E15 1SQ
    Call: 020 8555 8403

    Day Lewis Pharmacy

    79 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, E7 9PB
    Call: 020 8552 2603

    220 Tollgate Road, East Beckton, E6 5JS
    Call: 020 7474 1538

    5 Woodham Parade, North Woolwich, E16 2LL
    Call:020 7476 1202

    17-19 Freemasons Road, Custom House, E13 3AR
    Call:020 7476 2254

    Jetsol (Healthcare Concepts)

    The Hub, 123 Star Lane, Canning Town, E16 4PZ
    Call:020 7476 1667

    Manson Chemist

    15 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, E7 8BA
    Call:020 8534 3212

    Mayors Chemist

    127 The Grove, Stratford, E15 1EN
    Call:020 8519 6710


    Unit 1, Opus Studios, 212 Plaistow Road, E13 OAL
    Call: 020 8471 1040

    Key statistics

    Drugs and Alcohol Services in Newham: Budgets and Statistics

    Since 2011, the London Borough of Newham have commissioned free, confidential drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services for Newham residents affected by drug and alcohol issues, including:

    • Individuals
    • Families
    • Carers.

    See what we have spent on drug and alcohol services each year since 2011, and view key treatment figures.

    Before 2011, the Newham Primary Care Trust held the budget for drug and alcohol treatment services. The London Borough of Newham do not have access to their budget/spend data.



    Last updated: 27/09/2023

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