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Alcohol and Drugs

York Drug & Alcohol Service - run by Changing Lives and Spectrum CIC 

Family Services for those affected by another's substance use in York 

North Yorkshire Horizons (Adults) and North Yorkshire Rise (Young People) - run by HumanKind

North Yorkshire Horizons (specialist service for adults wanting to be free from drugs or alcohol misuse) and North Yorkshire Rise (specialist service for young people aged 10-19, or 24 with SEND) have a single point of contact: 01723 330730 / freephone 08000 141480. Website:

NY Horizons - leaflet 

NY Rise - leaflet

North Yorkshire practice based drug and alcohol treatment services

Any practices who wish to participate in the delivery of practice based drug and alcohol treatment services and are not currently contracted via the North Yorkshire County Council Approved Provider List should contact:  

Alcohol Brief Intervention

Changing Habits - support to break drinking habits and build new ways for coping with life's stresses

Changing Habits is a York service for people who have started to develop unhealthy drinking habits or whose alcohol consumption may be causing health or relationship problems. We offer help for your patient to change unhelpful drinking patterns and build new ways of coping with life's challenges. We envisage that most Changing Habits clients will have scores of 10-18 from a full AUDIT, but we will ensure that your patients get to the right service, whatever level of support they need, and can introduce them to York Health Trainers or York Drug and Alcohol Service if that is more appropriate for them.

Due to issues with the secure email, referrals to Changing Habits are currently by phone or post: 01904 621776 or see the referral form for the postal address. The service also accepts self-referrals.

For more information on the service, please contact the team: 01904 621776 or