If there is an emergency call 999 or if you are experiencing a crisis call 0845 608 0525

If you are using drugs or alcohol

The team at the Pier Road Project are here to support you. Our services provide support for drug and alcohol treatment, prevention, early intervention and wellbeing. We will work with you to improve your quality of life and achieve your goals on your journey to recovery.

We know that everyone is different so we do this in ways that suit you including; group work, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, complementary therapies, harm reduction, counselling, drop-in services, key work sessions, relapse prevention and much more.

We aim to provide a comprehensive and high quality service in a caring and respectful environment.

“ I’ve never felt this complete joy, happy and proud. I’m so grateful for everything and everyone in my wonderful life and gaining a strong resolve and an unbreakable will. Heroin and crack no longer rule me or take up any time in my head, the obsession has completely gone and with this mind set I have the power and control.”

Still have questions?

Still have questions or not sure what some of the interventions above mean? Have a look below and see if we can answer some of your questions…

What are key work sessions?
When you join our service you are given a named keyworker who will offer you support throughout your treatment and recovery journey with the service. Your keyworker will work with you on a 1-2-1 basis, and will help to coordinate your care with other services you may be accessing.
What is harm reduction?
Harm minimisation does not condone drug or alcohol use, it is an approach that acknowledges that some people are not yet ready to make change, or are at the beginning of their recovery journey, and therefore works to reduce or prevent drug related harm. An example of this could take the form of supporting a service user to use substances more safely, to avoid the spread of infectious diseases, other health related harms or reduce potential for accidental overdose. Harm minimisation is often used alongside other psychosocial interventions that aim to build and strengthen motivation and confidence to make positive change.
What is relapse prevention?
Relapse prevention is a coping-focused tool that strives to teach people skills to help them avoid relapsing back to using drugs and/or alcohol. Goals of a relapse prevention program include:

  • Teaching coping skills to allow people in recovery to “identify, anticipate, avoid and/or cope” with high risk situations (for relapse)
  • Supporting individuals in recovery learn how to keep a single ‘lapse’ from turning into a multiple ‘relapse’ situation.
  • Supporting individuals to feel as though he or she is really capable of controlling his or her own behaviour.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapy which helps you to manage your problems by changing how you think and behave. This works by breaking down problems which feel overwhelming for you into smaller parts. You will learn that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are related. Changing just one of these in a positive way can have a positive impact on all the others, helping you to have more control over your problems.
What is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation that aims to strengthen your motivation for and commitment to change. If you have conflicted feelings about your need to change then MI supports you to explore your values and concerns. This is a natural part of the change process. We work with you to strengthen your readiness for change.


Call us today to make an appointment or find out more.

Opening times:

Monday, Thursday & Friday –  9.30-4.45pm

Tuesday – 9.30am-7.30pm

Wednesday 1pm-4.45pm

If you want to refer either call us or pop in.

We advise that clients be in the building at least 15 minutes before close of service to ensure that their needs are fully met.

Please note we are closed on Bank Holidays.