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Addaction - Liverpool Recovery Centres (ARC)

Drug and alcohol support service.

Addaction offer a range of free and confidential services to help reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol.

The service has a recovery focus and offers a range of advice and support including:

  • Family support
  • Recovery group work
  • Specialist stimulant support
  • Counselling
  • Complementary therapies
  • Blood Borne Virus support and testing (BBV)
  • Needle and syringe programme and Harm Reduction Education
  • Women only Groups
  • Anger management courses
  • Life skills groups
  • Mutual Aid Partnership (MAP) meetings
  • Alcohol service
  • People with hepatitis C - HEPCATT scheme pairs patients with ‘Buddies’ who accompany them to appointments and share their own personal experiences of the virus.

We can cater to people in full time employment or unable to work and offer three late night openings to fit around your work patterns.

We also offer an outreach service in hostels, doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and homeless services to help individuals to access services smoothly and without barriers.

Women’s only Support Group (drugs & alcohol) in Croxteth

  • When: Thursday 10am – 12pm
  • Where: The Good Shepard Church, Lower House Lane, L11 2SF

A friendly group, you can just walk in.

Activities in July 2018

See the timetable at the bottom of this page.

Are you interested in becoming a Community Recovery Champion? Do you want to gain new skills? Then why not join our Think Forward group at Croxteth or Central. The group is relaxed and chilled and run by a dedicated trainer. The group has been very beneficial in the past for people who have completed the programme. It’s an excellent opportunity if you feel ready to move forward and want to enhance your knowledge, experience and skills. For more information please speak to your keyworker  or our trainer Paula McDowell on 0151 546 1141.

The next Service User Forum will be on Wednesday 25th July 2018 1pm – 3pm at Croxteth. All service users are welcome to attend refreshments will be available.

A reminder for anyone struggling with COPD or breathing problems, Addaction run a peer support group at Croxteth every Tuesday from 1pm. Speak to your keyworker for more information. 

Finally do you need a health MOT? Our nurses are available. Just ask your keyworker to book you an appointment. 

Additional Information

Council Area
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What age groups is this for?
Anyone 18 or over
What groups of people is this for?
People with substance misuse issues
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What should I expect?
Once you have accessed our service you will be given a comprehensive assessment which will take around 45 minutes. Once completed you will be allocated a keyworker who will support you through your recovery journey
How much will it cost me?
When is this service open?
Addaction Gateaway in city centre is open Mon and Wed - Fri 9:00-17:00, and Tue 09:00-19:00. Addaction Croxteth is open Mon, Thu & Fri 9:00-17:00, Tue 9:00-20:00 and Wed 9:00-19:00. Speke is open Mon - Fri 9:00-17:00.
Who can refer me to this service?
We are happy for you to refer yourself or be referred by another service or professional. You can contact us either by phone or dropping by in person
How can I access this service?
Via referral


Central ARC - Addaction Gateway
4 Roscoe Street
L1 2SX

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