Get help for drug or alcohol issues

Change Grow Live is a drug and alcohol recovery-focussed service with a full range of treatments and interventions. It supports people to take control of their recovery journey. Drug and alcohol services include:

  • harm reduction
  • opiate replacement prescribing
  • community detoxes
  • counselling
  • emotional support
  • supported access to mutual aid

Support in accessing training, employment and housing will also be available.

Telephone: 0118 955 7333

SOURCE is Reading’s Young People’s Drug & Alcohol service. SOURCE work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults or have learning difficulties.

Contact SOURCE at 0118 937 5666

For more support: NHS alcohol support offers a comprehensive range of resources including:

  • a drinks tracker
  • an online self-assessment
  • a local service directory

Find drug and alcohol support services for yourself, family or friends.

Used syringes/needles found in the community

Contact our street cleaning team if you find syringes or needles. Call the emergency services if you think the issue is causing immediate danger.

Clean needles

You can pick up clean needles at the following locations:

  • Boots, 45 Church Street, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 8BA
  • Boots, 47-48 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2AA
  • Boots, 32 Meadway Precinct, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4AA
  • Boots, 25 Town Mall Walk, The Oracle, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2AH
  • Christchurch Road Pharmacy, 68 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AZ
  • Enimed Ltd t/a Milman Road Health Centre, Milman Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0AR
  • Enimed T/A Rose Street Pharmacy, 23 Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1XS
  • Fourways Pharmacy, 195 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3NX
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 5 Cavendish Road, Caversham Park, Reading, Berkshire RG4 8XW
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 195 London Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3NY
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 68 Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 7AZ
  • Manichem, 2 Grovelands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 2NY
  • Manichem, 5 The Colonnade, Overdown Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 6PR
  • Manichem, 534 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG2 8NY
  • Manichem, 33 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1AU
  • Manichem, 7 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 5AR
  • Manichem, 88-90 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 5AW
  • Manichem, 85 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5NW
  • Medway Pharmacy, Unit 32, Meadway Precinct, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4AA
Last updated on 18/06/2024