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Welcome to Inspire Drug and Alcohol Service. We are here to empower you to tackle your drug (including alcohol) use.  Our aim is to support you towards your goals around your drug and alcohol use, whether this is reducing or removing substances from your life.

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How we can help you...

I need help now

If you’re concerned about keeping yourself or another person safe, call 999 as soon as possible.

There are some local services that you can call for support:

  • Mental Health Access Line – NHS non-emergency services on 111.
  • Lancashire Listening Service – 0800 915 4640 or text ‘Hello’ to 07860 022846. Open Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-Midnight.

Here are some national services that are available 24/7/365:


Ongoing support

If you’d like support with your mental health, you can refer yourself to The Initial Response Service (IRS) here: 0800 013 0707

If you’re concerned about something and you don’t know what steps to take, our national website have lots of advice and information that can help.  Get Advice Here

We have a specialist family support service for people impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse. Our team of Family Coaches, with their own lived experience, will provide support and information for those who have been affected by someone’s drug or alcohol use. 

What can the Family Support Service offer? 

Our Family Support Service offers a wide range of support and activities which aim to help those affected to: 

  • Develop and access peer to peer support
  • Build a toolkit to build resilience and wellbeing
  • Feel confident and informed of decisions and choices made in relation to their situation
  • Develop a basic understanding of addiction and appropriate education around drugs and alcohol
  • Look at hopes and wishes for the future
  • Keep safe

Who can access the service? 

This service is available to anyone living within Lancashire (excluding Blackburn and Blackpool), even if the person you are concerned about is not accessing support or treatment for their drug or alcohol use. We accept referrals from anyone including family members, professionals or direct from the client themselves. 


Helpline no: 0800 652 1961

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Facebook: inspire.northlancs
Twitter: @InspireNCLancashire
Youtube: Inspire Lancs



  • Address: Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6JL
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-5, Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 1-5, Friday 9.30-5



  • Address: 26 St George’s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RD
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-5, Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 1-5, Friday 9.30-5


St Anne’s

  • Address: The Paterson Centre, St Alban’s Road, St Annes, FY8 1XD
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-5, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 1-5, Friday Closed



  • Address: Belfield House, 173 Euston Road, Morecambe, LA4 5LQ
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-5, Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 1-5, Friday 9.30-5



  • Address: St Wilfrid’s Building, Fox Street, Preston, PR1 2AB
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-8, Wednesday 12.30-5, Thursday 9.30-5, Friday 9.30-5



  • Address: Matrix House, Friday Street, Chorley, PR6 0AA
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday 9.30-5, Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 1-5, Friday 9.30-5



  • Address: 75-79 Westgate, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LP
  • Opening Hours: Monday 9.30-5, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday 9.30-5, Thursday 9.30-5, Friday CLOSED

Please note evening appointments are available on request – please speak to your worker if you need an appointment in the evening.

Contact a member of staff

If you need us for anything, your first call should always be your recovery worker.  If you can’t get hold of them, you can call the main number and we’ll be happy to assist you.

You can also send us a message on social media.

Have Your Say

If you use our service, we’d love to know what you think.  Whether it’s a compliment, comment, or complaint, we take all feedback seriously.  This is your service, help us to make it the best it can be

Self Help Tools

Take our alcohol advice quiz

If you want advice about alcohol, we’re here to help.

Take our quick quiz to understand how much you’re drinking and get advice.

Some of the questions will ask you about units. Click ‘Unit Guide’ for help.

When you’ve answered the questions we’ll give you advice about alcohol and what to do next. 

Take the quiz here

If you want advice about drugs, we’re here to help.

Take our quick quiz to understand your drug use.

For this quiz, ‘drugs’ means non-medical drugs, or and prescription and over-the-counter drugs you’re using more than the instructed amount of. It does not cover alcohol or tobacco.

Your answers should only be about your drug use over the last 12 months.

When you’ve answered the questions, we’ll give you advice about drugs and what to do next.

Take the quiz here

Breaking Free Online is a web-based program that helps people overcome their dependence on alcohol and drugs. It offers confidential and personalized support based on scientific evidence and clinical practice. It can be accessed anytime and anywhere on any device. 

It covers over 70 substances, including alcohol, opiates, new psychoactive substances and prescribed medications of abuse.

  • It provides a structured assessment and a range of psychosocial interventions that comply with national and international guidelines on the treatment of substance use disorders and co-morbid mental health problems.
  • It enables cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, relapse prevention and motivational enhancement to be delivered in a consistent and scalable way.
  • It empowers users to recognize and address the psychological and lifestyle issues that are driving their substance use, and to develop positive coping skills and strategies for recovery.
  • It allows users to monitor their progress and outcomes using various tools and feedback mechanisms.

Download the app here

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