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.
Services taken over by CRI in the last two to four years are 33% more effective than at transfer.
CRI clients are 20% more likely to sustain recovery for 12 months than the average.
CRI volunteers contribute 250,000 hours of work a year.

Latest news

CRI wins contract to deliver Drug and Alcohol services across Birmingham

From March 2015 CRI, a leading drug and alcohol charity will deliver a range of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services across Birmingham. Following a rigorous tendering process, CRI’s unique and tailored proposal was selected, as it best suits the requirements of the city’s multicultural residents. Read more...

Novel psychoactive substances experts deliver 'legal highs' training to health, social care and criminal justice professionals in Kent

On Thursday 25 September Michael Lawrence, CRI’s novel psychoactive substances (NPS) lead, delivered training to over 260 professionals working across the health, social care and criminal justice sectors in Kent. The increasing use of NPS (also called ‘legal highs’) in the county has led to concerns that people are in danger and have little understanding of what these substances might contain. Read more...

CRI East Lancashire Inspire marks Overdose Awareness Day

Two CRI services in East Lancashire, Burnley Inspire and Nelson Inspire, hosted events to mark Overdose Awareness Day on the 31st August. Read more...

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

Volunteer case study

Our volunteers make a real difference

Jaci's story

Jaci volunteers as a Families Counsellor, supporting the loved ones of people suffering from an addiction. She has previous experience caring for an addict and understands how important it is to give family members proper support.

Read Jaci's story

Novel psychoactive substances (NPS), often inappropriately called ‘legal highs’ or ‘research chemicals’ are an important focus of CRI's work.

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