ADS Services

If you need help or advice with alcohol or drug addiction, ADS offers a wide range of support and treatment. We run a number of projects across the North West and the Midlands, and we’ve helped and supported 15,000 people in the last year.

Our online directory allows you to search for a service that best fits your needs in a location near to you.The first step is to make contact with one of our services that is convenient to you. We understand this is always the hardest step, but once you contact us you will find professional, friendly and respectful staff who will provide support for your individual needs.

Our One Recovery Staffordshire service now has its own website. Check here for more info on drink and drugs and take the test to find out how your drink/drug use could be affecting your health and social life.

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Rehabilitation Services

An important element of many clients recovery journeys is having access to residential rehabilitation. ADS currently runs their own rehab service in Preston which provides round the clock support for residents 7 days a week.


  • ADS Bridge House

    01772 797 654

Bridging The Gap

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is an innovative training programme designed to help people who have experienced substance misuse related problems gain the skills needed to become work ready.

The programme has received national acclaim as the overall winner of the 2004 Community Care Awards. In 2005, it received a National Training Award and in 2006 was a runner up in the Big Difference North West Awards.

Bridging the Gap has a track record of providing a pathway into paid employment, voluntary work or further education through gaining skills and experience in a social care setting.

In Spring 2011 we carried out an extensive evaluation of all the Bridging the Gap courses and it is clear that the course has a positive impact on the lives of the students who participate.

Visit the Bridging the Gap website


  • BTG Bury

    Nikki Allison
    0161 253 6488

  • BTG Manchester

    David Jackson
    0161 831 2400

  • BTG Oldham

    Leigh Engelbrecht
    0161 633 5787

  • BTG Wigan

    Jennie Archibald
    01942 498 380



100% of students had planned to go onto voluntary or paid work


100% of students felt more confident


96% of students had more self-respect


100% of students felt more motivated

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