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Newcastle Treatment and Recovery (NTaR) Drug and Alcohol Service

Newcastle Treatment and Recovery Service (NTaR) is a dedicated integrated community drug and alcohol service between CNTW NHS Foundation Trust, Humankind and Changing Lives. It is for anyone in Newcastle experiencing problems with or affected by  drugs and alcohol.  You can self-refer to this service.

This service is for people who:

  • worry about their drinking or drug use
  • feel their drinking or drug use is out of control
  • experience medical or mental health problems because of their drinking or drug use
  • think their drinking or drug use could be having negative effects on their family and friends

They offer:

  • help to young people and adults
  • harm reduction; safer injecting support and needle exchanges
  • medical support, including prescription of substitute medications and supporting detoxification programmes
  • a dedicated Recovery Coordinator to motivate and support you
  • recovery support; ongoing services to help with your next steps into employment, housing and health
  • support, however long your recovery journey takes

They have a number of sites across the City and sites for needle exchange (see below for opening hours).

This service is commissioned by Newcastle City Council.

Contact details

Telephone: 0191 206 1117

Self referral Line

Telephone 2: 0191 206 1100

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm

Needle Exchange/Harm Reduction Service
43 Clayton Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 261 4719

Opening hours for the Needle Exchange
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Needle Exchange after 5pm and weekends will be delivered form Plummer Court.

Plummer Court
Carliol Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Last updated: February 14, 2020

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