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 supports Naloxone Action Group's campaign

CRI is supporting a campaign to widen provision of take-home naloxone in England, an effective treatment in cases of acute opioid overdose. We've also produced a template letter for supporters to send to their MP to ask them to sign Early Day Motion 445, which calls on the Government to prioritise the roll-out of Naloxone across the whole of the UK. Read more...

Free tickets now available for CRI Gateway’s new play, Appointments

On Thursday 5th March, CRI’s Second Chance Drama Players from the Gateway service will be presenting a brand new play at the Broadway Theatre in Barking. Appointments is based on a screen play by Denis Osborne and follows the story of Claudia, a young woman at the top of her music career struggling with drugs and alcohol. Read more...

CRI's safer partying tips for Christmas and New Year

People drink more alcohol in December than in any other month, and we know that drinking heavily can lower inhibitions and influence the decisions you make. Many people will try a new drug for the first time while under the influence of alcohol, opening themselves up to significant risks. 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 to support the loved ones of people suffering from an addiction. She has cared for someone with a dependency herself, so she understands the challenges families face.

Read Jaci's story

CRI is seeking individuals with senior experience in the commercial, mental health or marketing and communications sectors to join our board of trustees.


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