Every day, 53,500 people work with CRI on their journey toward recovery

CRI is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.

Our projects, delivered in communities and prisons, encourage and empower people to regain control of their lives and motivate them to tackle their problems.

Did you know?
Every day CRI is working with 53,500 people across England & Wales.
CRI prescribes opiate substitute medication to 15,000 people per day.
We also provide psychosocial treatment for a further 17,000.
All services are aimed at recovery and rehabilitation rather than maintenance.
71% of offenders who entered drug treatment with CRI were no longer offending after 12 weeks.
92% of offenders who completed CRI treatment ceased offending.
Re-arrest rates for CRI criminal justice clients are one-third lower than national averages for similar services.
CRI substance misuse services are 25% more successful than national average.
Last year CRI was involved with 25% of all people who entered drug treatment in England.
Services taken over by CRI in the last two to four years are 33% more effective than transfer.
CRI clients are 20% more likely to sustain recovery for 12 months than the average.
75% of young people who enter treatment with CRI stop using all drugs.
CRI volunteers contribute 250,000 hours of work a year.

Latest news

Third Sector interview with CRI Chief Executive David Biddle about Sova merger

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Driving Innovation and Delivering Excellence

Join us for our third annual clinical conference

Monday 9 June 2014 - Victoria Park Plaza, London

Social Care and Health services

Our social care and health services include assessment, information and advice, treatment and referral, and are designed to meet the needs of people who use drugs or alcohol, or are affected by the use of those around them.


Read about our Social Care and Health work

Criminal Justice services

We provide support and treatment for individuals who have been arrested for crimes related to drug and alcohol use.

CRI and Transforming Rehabilition

Case study

Our service users are at the heart of CRI

Service User

Catherine's son Chris had a long-standing cannabis problem and was receiving a full package of care. However, Catherine had no support for herself until she met Karen, a Family Liaison Worker.


Read Chris and Catherine's story

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