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'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...

The Gateway presents an art exhibition in Barking and Dagenham

CRI service users in Barking and Dagenham are wowing locals with an art exhibition this month. The exhibition, entitled ‘Hope’, is running until 5th December 2014 and features art created by people who have engaged in the Gateway services. Read more...

CRI welcomes THINK!'s 50th anniversary anti-drink drive campaign

The campaign, which is now in its 50th year, has been very successful at changing the public’s perception of drink driving: more than 90% of people now agree that it’s unacceptable to drink and drive, and drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 230. 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 someone with a dependency and understands how important it is to give family members proper support.

Read Jaci's story

Visit our dedicated 'legal highs' website. The essential facts on 'legal highs' - plus help and advice.

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