If you are using substances and have become involved in the criminal justice system, we can provide support to help you.

We can give you information, advice and support to help you make changes, including working with you on a voluntary basis and helping you engage in treatment.

You may be referred to our service if you come into contact with the criminal justice system because:

  • You have been arrested and drug tested while in custody, and have tested positive for opiates or cocaine use. The police will give you a mandatory appointment to attend our service for an initial assessment.
  • You appear in court and are being considered for, or are given, a court order that requires you to have drug or alcohol treatment. These are known as a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and an Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR).
  • You are released from prison to Sheffield and require support or treatment on release.

This service is commissioned by the Drug and Alcohol Co-ordination Team at Sheffield City Council

Needle exchange

If you are injecting drugs, we can provide sterile injecting equipment, sharps bins and safer injecting advice to help reduce the risks to you and others.

You don’t need an appointment to use the needle exchange, and you don’t need to be in treatment. 

To find out more you can give us a call or drop-in to our clinics at Sidney Street or at the Fitzwilliam Centre. 

How is the service accessed?

You can make a voluntary referral by giving us a call, dropping us an email or you can even stop by to see us in person - you don’t need an appointment.

If you are aged under 18 support is available from The Corner.

We also accept referrals from any professional you are involved with, such as GPs, social workers, pharmacists or probation workers.

You can take a look at our service eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here.

Recovery groups and activities

Recovery groups and activities offer supportive settings to help control your drug or alcohol use. Groups are peer led reflective sessions and activities focus on spending time positively through exercise, music, sport and art.

Find out more.

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Contact us

General Manager: Adele Rowett Service Managers: Sid Wiffen and Claire Vessey
0114 305 0500


42 Sidney Street
S1 4RH
United Kingdom

Operating hours

9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, with late night opening until 8pm on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays for planned appointments.

Walk-ins will be seen up to 4.30pm.

Service CQC rating

Overall Trust CQC rating