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Drugs and Alcohol

In May 2006, a new substance misuse service system was introduced in Wigan. New service providers were commissioned to deliver the range of options available. This new system will ensure quick access to treatment, and ensure the treatment provided is appropriate to client needs. 
drug and alcohol services

Do you need help or advice about your or someone else's drug or alcohol problem?

First steps to getting help

If you find drugs or alcohol becoming a problem, to you or anyone you know, why not call the free phone helpline on:-

0800 389 4463

and talk to someone in confidence. The helpline offers local advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to decide what you need

Talking about the problem will help you decide what to do next. If you need to see someone, the person you speak to can arrange that for you. You will get help if you ask, and you won’t wait more than 2 days to see someone.

What kind of help is available?

There are lots of different services available to help you.

You might want:

  • Advice on your drug and/or alcohol use
  • Help with cutting down or stopping
  • Advice and support about housing or benefits
  • Clean injecting equipment
  • To get into work, education or training
  • To meet new people and try new things
  • To volunteer for a project
  • Help with a personal problem

Whatever you want to do, we can put you in touch with the right people.

Where to go

Wigan and Leigh have lots of services to help you. The free phone helpline can tell you where they are, when they are open and what to do to use them. Services are open late through the week – and stay open at weekends.

You keep control

The person you talk to will listen to what you want. They won’t push you into anything. If you require help with your drug and or alcohol use or think you or a friend has a problem, they can arrange for you so see someone, you won’t wait more that 2 days to see someone.

Is there a charge for services?

Services in Wigan commissioned by the Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) are free at the point of contact for all service users.

Young People (under 19)

Y.P.D.A.T The Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Team is open to individuals aged under 19 with a substance misuse problem.

Telephone Number: 01942 777720

Concerned Others

The Willow Project

For Women concerned about their own or someone else's drinking.

Phone: 01942 679300


For men and women concerned about their own or someone else's drinking.

Phone: 01942 256494

Wigan & Leigh Family Support Group (FSG)

Helping to reduce the stress caused by drug use within the family.

Free Phone: 0800 458 1092

Monday 13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30

Thursday 19:00 - 21:00

Parents Against Drug Abuse

National helpline for Parents and Families of Drug Misusers.

Phone: 0845 702 3867

Drink Line

National helpline for people concerned about their own or somone else's drinking.

Phone: 0800 917 8282

Concerned about your Alcohol Consumption?

If you're concerned about the level of alcohol you or someone you know is consuming you can find useful information at the following websites. You can calculate your own weekly unit consumption and find out the health implications of excessive or dangerous drinking.

Contact Details

Pat Keane
Additional Information Drug and Alcohol business manager
E-mail [email protected]
Opening Hours 09:00 - 17:00
Phone Number 01942 828037
Address Wigan Council, Unity House, Westwood Park Drive, Wigan, WN3 4HE
Location Location of Pat Keane
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