CGL Pathways to Recovery (drug and alcohol service, and support groups)

Pathways to Recovery is an integrated drug and alcohol treatment service providing a full range of treatment options to those affected by drug and/or alcohol use.

The service is confidential and their treatment is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

They offer:

  • Specialist advice and information
  • Needle exchange and health promotion
  • Psychosocial and medical assessment
  • Testing for blood borne viruses, and vaccinations for Hepatitis B
  • Medical interventions, including Methadone and Buprenorphine prescribing
  • Community detoxification from opiates and alcohol
  • Recovery planning, care coordination and key working
  • Referral and assessment for residential rehabilitation and detoxification
  • Criminal justice interventions, supporting people involved in the criminal justice system
  • Harm reduction and abstinence-based treatment
  • 1-1 support and group work
  • Foundations of Recovery programme
  • Life skills training
  • Support with access to education, training and employment
  • Peer mentoring and volunteering opportunities

Group meetings 

Pathways to Recovery run various regular group meetings such as:

  • Positive Thoughts
  • SMART Recovery (mutual aid)
  • Money Matters (support with benefits, debt and budgeting)
  • Women Matter/ Women First Wellness Group
  • The Scrum (men’s group)
  • In Your Corner (men's mental health group)
  • Tai Chi / Meditation / MindCraft
  • Breakfast Club
  • Introduction to Mutual Aid
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) / Narcotics Anonymous (NA) / Cocaine Anonymous (CA) / Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
  • Cooking
  • Stimulants, Cannabis and NPS
  • Relapse Prevention

Groups run Monday to Saturday and are at various times that are subject to change, please ensure that you check the latest information for dates, times and locations via the CGL Pathways to Recovery website, or contact them directly. 

If you haven't attended a Pathways to Recovery group before, please contact them before attending.

Who to contact

01925 415176
07919 558644 (out of hours)

Where to go

Bold Street

CGL Pathways to Recovery is town centre-based and a short walk from Warrington Bus Station and the Golden Square Shopping Centre. You will find them on the junction of Bold Street and Museum Street, facing the library/museum.

Time / date details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm (Tuesdays until 7pm), Saturdays: 9am-1pm

Other details


Age ranges
18+ years
Referral required
Referral details

CGL Pathways to Recovery run an open-access service, meaning 6 days a week you can just walk in and ask to see someone about your needs. You will then have a one-to-one intervention with a Recovery Co-ordinator, who will assess your needs and agree a plan of action to meet those needs. You can also call or email. Alternatively, you can speak to your GP, your support worker, mental health practitioner or housing officer who can refer you to Pathways, and they will contact you and agree a date for you to come in.