Useful Links to other alcohol and drug recovery services and their websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Narcotics Anonymous is a completely voluntary organisation. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.
No membership attendance records are kept. Anonymity is one of NA’s most important traditions.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.

Our mission is “To improve the lives of people in Calderdale by raising and distributing funds, using our knowledge of local communities and working with others to target actions that will make the most positive difference”. The Community Foundation for Calderdale is, in effect, a local charity for local charities. We work with our partners (individuals, families, businesses and other organisations) to create charitable funds which we then manage to support the community causes we all care about. With the help and generosity of hundreds of local partners we have created a permanent endowment of more than £8m. The income generated by that endowment helps the people of Calderdale today and will continue to do so tomorrow and for generations to come.

As an organisation we have nearly 50 years experience of women’s issues and women’s lives. We have one stop shop offices based centrally in Halifax Calderdale and Huddersfield Kirklees and we also provide outreach support services to women and children throughout Calderdale and Kirklees.

We offer a wide range of services and support to women and children, including learning and skills, emotional and practical support on issues such as debt, benefits, mental or physical health, domestic violence, counselling and much more.

Drinkaware promotes responsible drinking and works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. An independent charity, we are supported by voluntary donations from the drinks industry and from major UK supermarkets. We provide people with evidence-based information about alcohol and work with the medical community, third sector organisations, government and the drinks industry to achieve our goals.

DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of information and expertise on drugs. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms – to individuals, families and communities.
We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug use, undertake research, advise on policy-making and good practice, encourage informed debate (particularly in the media) and speak for our members working in drug treatment, education and prevention and other areas.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery. (Although American, it is a great site for information and inspiration.)

For free confidential drugs information and advice 24-hours-a-day talk to FRANK. Frank has an extensive A-Z of drugs, each with information about the effects, chances of getting hooked, the law, appearance and use, cost, purity, the risks and chemical reactions.

FRANK is not a person but a way for you to get open and honest information and advice about drugs. Use FRANK by Bot, helpline, website, e-mail or by ordering some literature.

Since the founding of Halifax Street Angels in 2005 we have gone from strength to strength. Our work of supporting people within the Halifax Town Centre night time economy is who we are and what our volunteers do best, but in order to fund and support this we now have the Angels Rest Café and Christian Bookshop (which can be found on Crossley Street) and we offer high quality but low cost first aid training to businesses, charities and churches locally and nationally through Street Angels First Aid.

Horton Housing Association is a voluntary sector, not-for-profit organisation to:

  • provide a range of high quality supported housing provision for single people who are either homeless or in housing need;
  • to provide a range of care and housing support options for people who find difficulty in accessing mainstream services;
  • to provide flexible support packages, relevant to individual needs, to people in their own homes

Calderdale SmartMove is a local independent homelessness charity, based in Halifax and work throughout Calderdale. Are you homeless or need somewhere to live? We can work with you to:

  • Get private rented accommodation with a Bond Guarantee
  • Help furnish and equip your new place when you move in
  • Resolve issues with gas, electricity and water rates
  • Develop accredited life skills under our SmartSkills Programme

SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
The Basement Recovery Project now runs SMART Recovery® in Halifax and Kirklees.

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. We do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.

As of 1 April 2013 The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) became part of Public Health England. At the time of updating our site, this link to the NTA site was still being maintained.

The NTA was created as a Special Health Authority in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment in England. The NTA’s role was to ensure treatment services in England delivered on both the public health and criminal justice agendas, reflecting the interests of the Department of Health (DH), responsible for funding the NHS as well as public health services, and the Home Office, the lead Whitehall department on drugs policy and crime reduction.

When it published the NHS white paper (July 2010), the Government announced that as part of these changes the NTA would be abolished as a separate organisation and its critical functions transferred to a new national service, Public Health England (PHE).

Calderdale in Recovery is a Calderdale specific site for drug and alcohol issues, listing many services around the region that may of use throughout your recovery journey.

Calderdale in Recovery Facebook Group is all about engaging with people in Recovery, those entering Recovery, their friends, families and loved ones, and those working in the field in and around the Calderdale area as well as networking with the wider recovery community at large.

We encourage you to post recovery stories, pictures, quotes and news – anything that you think may help others or post if you need help yourself. The Group is a ‘Closed’ group.

Kirklees in Recovery Facebook Group is all about engaging with people in Recovery, those entering Recovery, their friends, families and loved ones, and those working in the field in and around the Kirklees area as well as networking with the wider recovery community at large.

We encourage you to post recovery stories, pictures, quotes and news – anything that you think may help others or post if you need help yourself.

This ‘Group’ is a ‘CLOSED’ Facebook Group which means only members of it can see other members and all posts and replies are kept safe within the group, they are not published to your main Facebook Timeline.