Drugs and Alcohol

Zion Centre - Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service (MIDAS)

This local advice, support and treatment centre is in Hulme. It is the local centre for anyone who wants help with alcohol (however much you drink – from advice about healthy drinking to full treatment for alcohol dependence). It is the centre for help with any drug misuse (misuse of prescription drugs, illicit drug use, etc).

Telephone: 0161 226 5526

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App

Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. This free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Go to drinkaware.co.uk

Back on Track

A Manchester charity that runs a learning centre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health.

Website: www.backontrackmanchester.org.uk

Talk to Frank

Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs facts and advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Website: www.talktofrank.com


Al-Anon is there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon is about helping you to find solace with and support from others who have been affected by their relationship with a drinker. A local group meets every Thursday evening in off Princess Parkway.

Telephone: 0800 0086 811

Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Further information

For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit  NHS – Drinking and Alcohol

Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit  NHS – The Effects of Drugs

JNR8 Youth & Community Centre, Whalley Range

One-to-one support and mentoring, cooking workshops for healthy eating and other youth projects for people aged 11–18 years. Support for whatever issues you may have, including relationships, homelessness, drugs and alcohol and behaviour. Our work has also included work in areas such as homework, confidence building, and dealing with anger issues.

Website: www.wryoa.co.uk

Drinkaware Unit & Calorie Calculator

Want to know what’s in your drinks? Easy, find out about what calories and how many units you consume.

Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Recovery Academy

The Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources for people with mental health and substance misuse problems, their families and carers as well as health care professionals.

Website: www.gmmh.nhs.uk

One You Days Off - Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking you can call this free helpline in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110