Alcohol and drug advice and services
There are over 10 million people in England drinking at levels which increase their risk of harming their health.
Alcohol has been identified as casual factor in more than 200 medical conditions including:-
- Mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancer;
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
Rethink your drink!
If you are concerned about your own drinking you could try visiting one of the community pharmacies listed below. The pharmacies can offer advice on the potential benefits of cutting down, help you to make plans and targets to aim for
25 The Square
119 Carlton Street
10 Market Street
South Kirkby Pharmacy
Church View Health Centre
Lloyds Pharmacy Within Sainsbury's
45-49 High Street
Asda In Store Pharmacy
102 Barnsley Road
If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's drinking you could try visiting
NHS choices website where there is some useful advice.
The harms caused by drug misuse are far-reaching and affect lives at every level. In 2015-16, around 2.7 million (8.4%) of 16-59 year olds in England and Wales reported using a drug in the last year.
If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's drug misuse you could visit
FRANK or the
NHS choices website
Alcohol and drugs local services
There are a number of local organisations we support, working across Wakefield to offer support, advice and treatment.
This service provides support and advice for anybody experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The service operates from two hubs – Wakefield city centre and Castleford as well as having satellite sites across the district.
Inspiring Recovery Hub Needle Exchanges
| Wakefield || Grosvenor House, 8-20 Union Street, Wakefield, WF1 3AE |
| Castleford || 4-6 Wesley Street, Castleford, WF10 1AE |
| ASDA, Glasshoughton || ASDA In Store Pharmacy, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 5EL |
| Tesco, Hemsworth || Tesco In Store Pharmacy, Market Street, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4LB |
| Living Care, Wakefield (from 2 April 2019) || Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PG |
This service is a drug and alcohol service for young people aged 18 and under which provides free, friendly and confidential support for young people who are worried about their drug and/or alcohol use.