Drugs and Alcohol

Substance use treatment system updates and news

This page will be updated with news about our drug and alcohol treatment services

Help, advice and support information can be accessed and downloaded here


New Overdose Response and Naloxone leaflet – October 2017

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Novel Psychoactive Substances Notification Form for the Professional Information Network (PIN)

**  NB: From January 2019 the PIN has been closed and merged into the Reducing Harm Group. Forms are still welcome and very useful so please keep sending them in.**

Little is known nationally or locally about the use of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) (incorrectly referred to as Legal Highs). The PIN is coordinating the collection of data to improve the city’s knowledge and subsequently the response to NPS use. If you have any information, please complete the form and return to the contact on the form.

The information we are looking for includes –

  • Local trends in relation to use.
  • Anonymised information on any health harms that have been experienced by users..
  • Recommendations for good practice in the management of individuals using NPS.

 Where does the information go?

 The information you share will be used to inform local practice and policy


If somebody is unwell due to the use of NPS or any other substance, dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.

This form is for the members of the Nottinghamshire Novel Psychoactive Substances Professional Information Network (PIN) to share information that may be useful to our wider membership. Please use this form to share anonymised information and not personal or sensitive information.

NPS PIN Notification Form version 2 (21 NPS PIN mini Notification Form version 2 LK ammends


Hepatitis B, C & HIV infection leaflet updated July 2017

Hep HIV Leaflet – Updated June 17


Nottingham Recovery Network @ The Wellbeing Hub from August 2017


From 1st July 2016 all new adult drug and alcohol referrals should be directed to Nottingham Recovery Network (NRN)

NRN will deliver a complete and confidential access, advice, support, treatment and recovery service in the heart of Nottingham.

You can simply ring or drop in for advice and an assessment of your needs:

Drop into:

Nottingham Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds

Gate, Nottingham NG1 6BB

Phone 0800 066 5362 or 0115 970 9590

For more information or to contact them online, please go to:

www.recoveryinnottingham.co.uk  or www.last-orders.org


NRN A5 Service leaflet V2

CGL Journey

For help and support for young people

CGL Journey is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people up to the age of 19 (including offenders), families and carers in Nottingham.

We are here to help anyone under the age of 19 who needs support or advice around drug and alcohol use. The service is free to access, support is voluntary and all support is based around you.

We are based at 2 Russell Place, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5HJ.  You can call us on 0115 948 4314 or email us on habib.akhtar@cgl.org.uk.

Website: CGL Journey


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call, email or visit the service in person. Consent will be needed from the young person before a referral can be made.

We provide:

  • 1-2-1 support
  • Brief advice & information
  • Reducing physical harm advice
  • Family support
  • Health & wellbeing activities
  • Group work
  • Peer support
  • Links to other agencies

Or contact the National drugs advice service, Talk to Frank:



Explore Family

Explore Family is a free and confidential family service for anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use in Nottingham City.

If you are worried about someone’s drug or alcohol use we can help. We provide a range of support options in order to reduce the impact of substance use and support a whole family approach to recovery.  Please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. If you are under 13 then we will need to get your parent or carer to give consent for you to access our support.

How to contact us

We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

We are based at 200 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. You can call us on 0115 9787161.


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call or visit the service in person.

We provide:

  • Family support
  • One to one sessions
  • Group support
  • Activities
  • Parenting support
  • Wellbeing days
  • Peer support
  • Self-help resources and consultation sessions


Chemsex – Information sheet and where to get help and advice 

Chemsex trifold Chemsex contact list


Pharmacy Needle Exchange

Information about locations and opening times of pharmacy needle exchanges can be found here:

Sites contact and opening hours


The Recovery Toolkit 2016

The recovery toolkit is a suite of documents used for standard assessment across the substance misuse treatment system in Nottingham City.

The Recovery Toolkit