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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Change Grow Live ~ Cgl Reading - Covid 19 response

You can contact Cgl Reading on Tel: 01189 557333.

Updates to the service:

  • To help you stay safe, we are changing the way we prescribe medication for a while. Please visit prescriptions information page on website. Contact Tel: 0118 9557333 if you have any questions.
  • For now, we are doing all appointments over the phone. 
  • We have a new online group programme. See website for timetable
  • Naloxone and needle exchange are still available at the service.

Current opening times are:

  • Monday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday -13:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00. From 17.00 – 19.00 we are open for appointments only.
  • Friday - 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 16:00

First port of call for all drug and alcohol advice, referral and assessment in Reading for 18+ years.

Come here to be assessed for all your needs.

Services available:

  • Assessment & referral
  • Routes through to other services
  • Access to substitute prescribing
  • Pre-detox support
  • Peer support
  • Harm reduction
  • Health improvement
  • Screening & vaccination
  • Housing Support
  • Needle exchange
  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation
  • Wellbeing

Who to contact

0118 955 7333

Where to go

Oxford Road

Time / Date Details

Time of day

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.