Substance Misuse Service

Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service: Change Grow Live (CGL)

Change Grow Live is a health and social care charity that works with individuals who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

If you are worried about your own alcohol or drug use or the drug use of a friend or family member, you can seek confidential information, advice and counselling from the Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service.

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday Crewe site extended opening until 7.00pm
  • Wednesday Macclesfield site extended opening until 7.00pm


The service is delivered collaboratively with a range of providers including Change Grow Live (CGL), Emerging Futures and Recovery Works to provide a wider offer for service users and their families.

The recovery teams are based across the Cheshire East and include doctors, recovery coordinators, nurses, recovery champions, peer mentors and volunteers.

The service is available for the residents of Cheshire East and is an all-age service, available for both young people and adults.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Any age, gender, sexuality, race, religion
  • Any substance (drugs and alcohol)
  • Must reside in the Cheshire East locality
  • Need to be registered with a GP (prescriptions can’t be provided if not registered with a GP)

Self Referrals

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call or email the service.

You can also complete the Change Grow Live referral form (MS Word, 64KB) in advance and either email to  [email protected] or bring it with you when you visit the service.