About us

We aim to offer ways for local people with drug and alcohol problems to become free from their dependence. We also want to reduce the problems that substance misuse causes to families, friendships, workplaces and communities in County Durham.

Our full package of care begins with creating a “Team around the Family” approach for every person who accesses our service.

We want to work with each person, drawing in their families, to develop their potential for recovery. Individuals’ needs will be taken into account as we strive to support positive outcomes.

We work in partnership with a range of health, mental health, adult, children and young people’s social care, criminal justice agencies, voluntary and community sector services.

The service is overseen by Durham County Council and is committed to the council’s vision to have an “Altogether Better Place which is Altogether Better for People.”

Our service is aligned with the government’s Drugs Strategy