A message from Anne who supports our area :
My name is Anne. I am the Public Information Officer for the Potteries and District area of Alcoholics Anonymous, and I am an alcoholic.
When I first said, ‘I’m an alcoholic’, I knew I had a problem with alcohol, but was I really an ‘Alcoholic’? During my 5 ½ years of recovery in AA, I have come to better understand what an ‘Alcoholic’ is, and to accept that is who I am.
I am 64 years old and came to AA at the age of 58. At that time, I had, what appeared to the outside world, a ‘normal’ life – a lovely home in Nantwich, married, financially secure, fit and healthy, with a daughter doing well at university. But I was drinking heavily! No matter how hard I tried to stop, or cut down and control my drinking, (which I could do for periods at a time), I always failed.
The fellowship of AA has enabled me to live a different, sober life.
I have recently assumed the role of Public Information Officer, for the Potteries and District area, and it is in that capacity that I am writing to introduce myself.
I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you, to discuss ways in which we can work together, to our mutual benefit.
My telephone number is: 07933 570204
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours in fellowship
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The way you get support from us might be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. Things are changing quickly, so keep checking our website.
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We help people make informed choices about their alcohol and drug use, and to raise awareness of all the risks involved. This includes providing high quality and responsive support and assistance to parents and carers, schools, colleges, statutory services and other young person’s services and youth and community groups, enabling effective community treatment planning that reflects an inclusive approach to care co-ordination.
We can also give harm reduction advice, blood-borne virus testing and access to free naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Our staff will be based in Crewe and Macclesfield, but the majority of our services will be delivered within the community at locations that are convenient and accessible for young people, including schools, youth/community setting and home visits. We will also be able to provide support to young people in the evenings and on weekends where needed.
We are next to Delamere Street Car Park in Crewe town centre, opposite the bus station. 15 Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2HR.
RICE Peer Support Groups help to support and empower people across Cheshire East as part of their recovery journey. Held in partnership with CGL and Acorn Recovery Projects, RICE Peer Support Groups are open to anyone who wants to try and overcome drug or alcohol addiction. These groups are relaxed, informal and non-prescriptive. You will not be judged.
Pre-Covid groups were held locally on:
Mondays 11am – 1pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Nantwich CW5 5RQ
Wednesdays 12.30pm – 2pm at Breedon House, 259 Edleston Road, Crewe CW2 7EA
Thursdays 12.30pm – 2pm at Christ Church, 35 Christ Church Road, Alsager ST7 2HS
Fridays 11am – 1pm at Delamere Resource Centre, Delamere Street, Crewe CW1 2ER
– Healthcare Professional
– Family member/carer
– Self referral