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Substance use support

Do you use or are you impacted by another person’s use of substances? Then this page is for you, see below for details of organisations offering support.

Substance use support

Change Grow Live - The Place 

Our refreshed service (formerly known as Jigsaw) provides support for young people, young adults (up to the age of 25) and children and families in Nottingham City.

The service has been redesigned and extended to include much needed support services for young people under 18 years of age who are using or at risk of using drugs and/or alcohol.

We have a range of options that will be centred around the young person. 

We offer a confidential space for under 18’s to talk, listen and offer support with any worries they might have around their drinking or alcohol use. 

It may be that you’ve used something for the first time and are worried about the effects, or you’ve been using drugs or alcohol for a while and want to cut down or stop. Whichever it is, we’re here to help and can offer a range of options which will be centred around you. 
We will listen to you without judgment. 

Our team can support you with: 

  • Structured support with achievable goals centred around you. 
  • Information and advice on specific drugs and alcohol and how to keep safe and reduce the harmful effects. 
  • Support to make changes and improve your wellbeing and build your resilience. 
  • Signposting and referrals to partner services, such as mental health or financial services. 

Young adults up to the age of 25 who are using drugs and/or alcohol: 

  • We offer support to young adults who are finding substances (including alcohol) are impacting their lives. 
  • It could be that you’re missing days at work, struggling to meet university deadlines, or you just want to have a confidential chat. 
  • It may be that you’ve been using something for a while and are worried about the short-term and long-term effects.
  • Whatever you’re going through, were here to help. 

Young adults will have a range of options including: 

  • Structured support with achievable goals 
  • Information and advice on specific drugs and alcohol and how to keep safe and reduce harmful effects. 
  • Signposting and referrals to partner support services, such as mental health or financial services. 

Support for children and families: 
We also offer an all-age support package to children, young people and adults who are being impacted by another person’s drug and/or alcohol use. The support is free and confidential, and we aim to ensure a safe and comfortable environment. 

We include whole-family approaches where possible, where we recognise and support whole families impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse. 

  • Support and a listening ear from someone who understands. 
  • Practical tools and skills. 
  • Group sessions to increase knowledge around substances. 
  • Peer support groups to meet others in similar situations. 
  • Signposting and referrals to partner services, such as gambling support and financial services. 
Contact us

Contact us

If you or someone you know is struggling with their drug or alcohol use, please call us for a confidential chat or fill in our referral form and we’ll back in touch.

The Place referral form

To refer yourself or someone else for support with substance use please complete this referral form


The Nottingham Recovery Network

The Nottingham Recovery Network runs a wide range of services from triage to ongoing recovery, support and rehabilitation in the community. They can help people in Nottingham City facing:

Substance use which is having a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.

They also offer additional support, guidance and signposting for people needing support, around:
Physical and mental health issues
Homelessness and housing issues.

For more information, Call: 0800 066 5362 or visit their website by clicking below.

Nottingham Recovery Network