In 2012-13, 918 people in Calderdale took the step to improve their lives and asked for help to quit drugs. They are now undergoing drug treatment and the majority are receiving drug treatment for opiate and crack cocaine. The most difficult and addictive drugs are heroin and crack cocaine.

How do I know if I am addicted to drugs?

For many, casual use of drugs does not lead to drug addiction. If you are thinking obsessively and compulsively about using drugs, you have a problem. Even when you are not actually using drugs, you could have overwhelming cravings to do so. It is important to get help sooner rather than later and seek the support of treatment services.

For a list of groups, where you can meet others who may be going through the same and drug helplines, visit: Calderdale in Recovery services|External link. You will find information on drugs, drug rehab (rehabilitation), drug and alcohol addiction and drug treatments.

You do not have to go through it alone and help is confidential.

Who are Calderdale in Recovery?

Calderdale in Recovery is made up of people who have experienced drug or alcohol addiction and understand.

To see the wide range of drug or alcohol support options you can choose from visit Calderdale in Recovery|External link.

I think my friend or family member might be addicted to drugs, what should I do?

Visit Calderdale in Recovery services|External link for a list of drug treatment services. They can also help with alcohol problems as they are experienced in both. You can talk to someone for support and get confidential and friendly advice.

I successfully quit drugs, how can I help others to quit drugs?

For a list of drug treatment services and support groups that you can offer your help to, visit Calderdale in Recovery services|External link . Alternatively, we are always looking for life changing stories to help inspire others so give us a call on 01422 266170.

Further information

You can find other organisations who help people with alcohol and / or drug addictions in the Social care and wellbeing hub.


To protect other people from harm, please dispose of unwanted needles and drugs sensibly!

For information on how you can do this, see: Clinical waste.

Last Updated: 29/03/2016