Adult Offenders Drug and Alcohol support - HMP Liverpool

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At the moment, we're still working in the prison - keeping a 2-metre distance and wearing PPE. We're continuing to deliver a slimmed-down service.

We work closely with our service users, clinical and mental health colleagues as part of Better Health Liverpool. This is to ensure you get the best possible care during this period.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to deliver groups or pods due to the restrictions. In line with PHE and prison guidance, we hope restrictions may be lifted in the New year and we can reinstate our service as soon as possible.

Find the latest information on coronavirus from the NHS and GOV.UK.

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How we can help

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How positive and brave that you have made the decision to gain support.

Prison is not the end, see it as the start and allow us to show you how we can support your individual recovery journey. We welcome you to embrace our service.


We welcome referrals from yourself or any individual who feel that a person could benefit from our service. Please ask the wing staff for an application form, ask your personnel officer to refer or stop any member of the team with a' Better Health Liverpool' lanyard on to refer yourself or others.

Find us

  • We are located at HMPPS Liverpool, in the Prisons Healthcare department.

  • Hornby Road
    Liverpool L9 3DF

Opening times

As this is a custodial environment we do not have open access but run drop-ins during association time.

  • Monday 07:30 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
  • Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
  • Friday 07:30 - 16:00

Contact us

If you have any questions about the service we offer, please do get in touch.

Please note, referrals can only be made to this service if they are currently residing at HMP Liverpool.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0151 530 4000, please ask for Change Grow Live DARS

Courses we offer

We have a range of groups that we run. If you'd like to join one of them, please contact us.

  • Foundations to Rehabilitation: this programme is based on hope, resilience, social justice and compassion.
  • SMART inside out: this programme has up to 24 sessions. You'll discuss problem-solving and decision making stills around addiction.
  • Alcohol programme: this is run over 5 sessions. It looks to change behaviours and thought processes that may lead to drinking alcohol. You'll look at areas like emotions, mental health, goal setting, risky situations and coping.

We also run topical and responsive groups. We can address your individual needs quickly and be responsive in a tailored way.

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Your first meeting

Once you've submitted your referral, we'll set up a one-to-one session with you within three days. You'll be met by a friendly Change Grow Live drug worker to tailor the care package that suits your needs for both whilst in custody and preparation for on release.

Don't be nervous Just bring yourself, have an open mind to the support you will be offered, you can do it!

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Accessing our help

You can meet us on induction and find out what treatment options there are. You'll be able to chat with a Change Grow Live drug and alcohol recovery worker and a recovery peer mentor. If you'd like help from us, please let us know.