Drugs advice and services

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:

Inspiring Recovery

Inspiring Recovery is a free service available to anyone in the district over 25. It offers various services including:

  • Information and advice

  • Interventions on site and in the community;

  • Wellbeing and healthcare,

  • Harm reduction interventions,

  • Needle exchange,

  • Group work,

  • One to one appointments,

  • Drug and alcohol detox and prescribing

  • Shared Care services across the district working with local GPs providing interventions in the community

  • Specialist Outreach Services and Workers

  • Specialist alcohol team

  • Links to the criminal justice system

  • Peer Mentors

Inspiring Recovery’s details are:

Inspiring Futures

A free service available to families, carers and anyone in the district up to the age of 25. It offers:

  • Advice and support for young people who are worried about drug and/or alcohol misuse
  • Family support through one – to – one interventions and bespoke group work including parenting programmes, and information & advice sessions. 


0300 123 1912

Useful resources 

National helplines

NHS Choices and FRANK also offer information about drugs

NHS choices website


Contact us

Public Health

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

0345 8 506 506