Northumberland Recovery Partnership – CNTW039

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01670 798 200

Northumberland Recovery Partnership – CNTW039

What we do

The Northumberland Recovery Partnership (NRP) is a dedicated service for anyone in Northumberland aged 18 and over, who is registered with a GP and is experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol. We are here to help you get well and stay well. We believe recovery from addiction and substance misuse is possible for everyone, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Our aim is to make recovery a reality in Northumberland – whether you’re dealing with problematic drug or alcohol use or helping support others that are.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust are the lead provider in partnership with Humankind.

We offer the following support which is tailored to help you on your recovery journey:

  • Abstinence programmes – group and community-based 12 step programmes
  • Harm reduction – safer injecting support and needle exchange
  • Medical support including prescription of substitute medications and supporting detoxification programmes
  • A dedicated Recovery Navigator to motivate and support you through every stage of your recovery journey
  • Recovery support – ongoing services to help with your next steps into employment, housing and health

How can NRP help me?

Whatever your experience and whatever stage you’re at, we can help you plan a route towards recovery and well-being. We can work with anyone from Northumberland who is registered with a GP and is 18 years old or over and wants support.

    NRP is here for anyone who:

  • Worries about their drinking or drug use
  • Feels their drinking or drug use is out of control and affects their life
  • Needs help to build links with other agencies because of medical or mental health problems because of their drinking or drug use
  • Thinks their drinking or drug use could be having negative effects on them as an individual or their family and friends
  • Has been directed to us from Criminal Justice System

What happens next?

Once we’ve taken your name and contact details you’ll then be contacted by one of our Recovery Navigators to arrange an initial appointment. The Recovery Navigators provide one to one support to help you build a Personal Recovery Plan which addresses your short-term and longer-term recovery needs. They’ll stay with you throughout the recovery journey, providing help and support at each stage along the way.

Medical Services
Specialist prescribing and detoxification treatments, including managed maintenance and reduction plans

Harm Reduction
Blood Borne Virus screening and immunisation, needle exchanges and safer injecting support

Recovery Academy

  • A range of groups and 1:1 interventions focusing on wellbeing, behaviour change support, SMART Recovery and 12-Step abstinence approaches
  • Counselling and behavioural therapies
  • Support from a community of local peers in recovery
  • Volunteering and Peer Mentoring opportunities

Ongoing Recovery Support

  • Practical support and advice for day-to-day needs including housing, volunteering, employment and training
  • Recovery check ups and relapse prevention and support

Whether you use some of these services or all of them your Recovery Navigator will also provide access to:

  • Motivation support and interventions
  • Interventions to help you change problematic behaviours
  • Family and friends support programmes
  • Peer support from Recovery Peer Mentors with their own experience of recovery from addiction

NRP can arrange for interpreters to be present during appointments, please ask when you are referred to the service in order for us to arrange this for you.

Contact details

We have bases in Blyth, Ashington and Berwick
Blyth – 01670 798 200
Ashington – 01670 844 610
Berwick – 01289 301 306

To refer yourself to the service please call: 01670 798 280

Other useful numbers:
Helpline – 01670 333 299
Recovery Academy – 01670 798 281

How to be referred

There are two main ways to access the service. You can either contact us directly yourself, or you can ask your GP or another professional to make a referral for you. To do this you need to ring 01670 798 280

We can also take referrals from carers of people experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol with their consent. We have bases in Ashington, Blyth and Berwick.


01670 798 200


2 Sextant House Freehold Street Blyth Northumberland NE24 2BA

Opening Times

Monday 9am – 5pm Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 4:30pm

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