Drug & Alcohol Recovery Services

High quality, holistic recovery support for adults and young people across the North.

Working with people’s strengths

We help people develop the personal and community support needed for long term change. DISC Drugs & Alcohol Recovery Services offer a holistic approach capable of finding solutions to the varied and changing needs of substance misusers. We drive a recovery-focused service aimed at making people become drug free.

We offer a holistic and flexible approach, focused on clients’ needs and with wrap-around services. Our practitioners coordinate an integrated recovery journey accessing both brief interventions and structured treatments depending upon individual need.

What we offer

DISC offers adult and young person’s drug services that can deliver a wide range of client-focussed interventions. These include psychosocial, clinical, family, peer support and mentoring programmes – all with a recovery focus.

Group Therapist Chris Crow at Northallerton North Yorkshire Horizons

Other treatment options…

  • Psycho-Social interventions
  • Support to increase Community reintegration – helping people overcoming misuse or addiction problems to re-enter their local community
  • Prescribed treatment and detoxification
  • Access to residential rehabilitation
  • Peer education and support programmes
  • Counselling services
  • Evidenced based structured intervention programmes, including group work and one to one sessions
  • Community Prescribing/Medically Assisted Recovery
  • Harm Reduction/Needle Exchange
  • Outreach & Engagement
  • Structured Interventions (Groupwork)
  • Support to improve housing, employment status
  • Whole family approach
  • Recovery accommodation and housing support
  • Aftercare support and recovery networks

We are an established provider of recovery-orientated services for those who choose not take substances, and with Forward Leeds, we currently provide the second largest, integrated service in England.

Forward Leeds

We also offer criminal justice interventions, the impact of which has been notable in North Yorkshire.

The North Yorkshire Horizons project has led to a dramatic decrease in offences in Selby involving drug possession. This has been achieved through targeted partnership working with North Yorkshire Police.

To see service users and workers speak about the projects, watch our videos.

DISC youtubeSee Forward Leeds videos here.

See North Yorkshire Horizons videos here

See West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) videos here

 

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An integrated approach

DISC has provided integrated substance misuse treatment and recovery services for both adults and young people across Northern England for over 20 years.

An established provider

We are an established provider of recovery-orientated services for those who choose not take substances, and with Forward Leeds, we currently provide the second largest, integrated service in England.

We deliver high quality, non-judgemental, safe services and environments which provide a range of treatment options and support to meet the needs of individuals. Our ultimate aim for those affected by substance misuse is full recovery from dependency. We provide support at all stages of a person’s recovery journey.

Across our three drug and alcohol integrated services in North Yorkshire, Leeds and Calderdale we provide support to over 3,000 services users and have been successful in supporting people to achieve recovery and improve their employment, housing, health and family situations.

Wrap-around services

We provide wrap-around services including:

  • Working alongside families, carers and loved ones.
    • Support to improve people’s financial and housing status.
    • Interventions and support to increase general health and well-being.
    • Activities that promote community and social inclusion.

Treating people as individuals

Talking to people about their goals and aspirations at the outset and agreeing a recovery journey for each individual stands at the heart of DISC’s approach. We believe in working to people’s strengths and planning to help them develop the personal and community support needed for long term change.

We recognise that the journey to recovery is different for every individual. A comprehensive, holistic package of support tailored to individuals needs and goals.

Family Interventions

We focus on early, evidence-based intervention and prevention support to reduce the number of children, young people and families affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse.Our bespoke interventions for families and children have been extremely successful in reducing the impact of substance misuse and increasing family cohesion.

82% of clients who needed support to improve family relationships, including parenting successfully improved their relationships.

Recovery Communities

In partnership with service users and other stakeholders, we have developed a range of recovery community initiatives including recovery hubs offering a safe meeting space where a range of services and activities can be offered. See our BRiCWorks scheme in Hull. A variety of events and activities are delivered through our recovery hubs.

Changing lives in Leeds

In Leeds, 70% of clients stopped or improved their use within 6 months of entering treatment

82% of clients who needed support to improve family relationships, including parenting successfully improved their relationships.
77% of clients with a highlighted need in relation to their financial situation, successfully improved their financial position
80% of clients with a housing-related need successfully improved their housing situation

We have supported clients through successful alcohol and opiate detoxs, with a 90% success rate.

We provide individual tailored packages of care to people affected by drug and/or alcohol. Our support equips them with the necessary support to be able to re-engage with their families and communities and achieve their full potential.

Related Case Study

Barry’s story: in his own words

Barry got in contact with the Communications Team at DISC via our website to tell us his inspiring story about how he beat years of addiction to alcohol. "My story - i got involved with drugs and alcohol from a quite early age , the alcohol caused me loads off problems in the past and i felt the long arm off the law, my docter told me that me and the demon drink didnet get on, with being young and… Read the full case study.