Alcohol and drug advice and services

Alcohol

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
  • Depression
  • Stroke
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver disease

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. 

Drugs

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

Local services 

There are a number of local organisations we support, working across Wakefield to offer support, advice and treatment.

Inspiring Recovery

This service is for those who are worried they might be drinking too much, free, confidential support and treatment is available at Inspiring Recovery. The service operates from three main hubs - Wakefield city centre, Castleford and South Kirkby, as well as having satellite sites across the district.

Wakefield Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

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.

Parent and Carer Support Service

This service offers information, advice, help and support for the parents, partners, families and carers who care for or are affected by a loved one's drug and/or alcohol misuse. The service offers a 24-hour confidential helpline - 0845 146 0002

Contact us

Public Health

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506