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Inspire, Burnley

Who we are

Burnley Inspire East Lancashire Integrated Substance Misuse Service is a fully integrated substance misuse service offering rapid and open access to assessment and treatment for people experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol, promoting recovery from addiction and dependence.

We have locality bases across East Lancashire in Rawtenstall, Burnley, Accrington  Clitheroe (coming soon to Nelson), which improves access for people in need of our support.

To access support, advice or treatment please drop in to your local service where an assessment will be carried out, treatment options discussed and a recovery plan initiated.

All aspects of drug and alcohol treatment are available including Tier 2 & 3 interventions and assessment for and referral to Tier 4. We provide:

  • A needle exchange and harm reduction service (including testing and vaccinations for Blood Borne Viruses)
  • Medically assisted recovery for opiate dependency
  • A range of structured one-to-one psychosocial interventions through our recovery workers
  • Volunteer and peer mentor opportunities and support
  • A range of brief interventions for non-problematic alcohol users and stimulant users
  • Options for community detox for both dependent drinkers and dependent drug users
  • Referral to inpatient detox
  • Referral to rehabilitation
  • Access to shared care available at most GP surgeries
  • Referral to RAMP (Recovery and Motivation Programme)12 week rolling programme of group work to address motivation provided by Acorn
  • Clients who have achieved abstinence can atend our abstinence based intensive treatment programme SMART provided by Acorn
  • Family and carer group support
  • Recovery group
  • Referral to work solutions to deliver employability focussed training, one-to-one support and access to vacancies within the local job market

All options are available for both community clients and those entering treatment through the criminal justice system.

Our premises also host staff from the NHS Emotional Health Team, Calico supported housing, dental health team, probation service,and HARV independent domestic violence advisors.

For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Integrated Substance Misuse Service website. 

Drugs & Alcohol

Phone number:

01282 644644


Burnley House
37-41 Westgate
BB11 1RY


Monday 09.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
Friday 09.00 - 17.00
Saturdays by appointment only

Please note: last appointment time for assessment is 45 before service closes.


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