5 WAYS is the Leeds centre for those in recovery from an alcohol or drug misuse issue. Telephone: 0113 887 2749 email:  5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk facebook: /5WAYSLeeds Twitter: @5WAYSLeeds We have begun to offer courses, groups and activities at 5 WAYS. At the moment there is a blend of online and at 5 WAYS activities. Please check if…

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Aim: This is a new, free training course from the Drug and Alcohol Coordinators who work in the Leeds City Council Early Help Hubs. Its main purpose is to give people a better understanding of the support on offer around substance misuse within the Early Help Hubs. It will also offer professionals the chance to…

Nick came to Forward Leeds when he was struggling with stopping drinking. He worked hard with his recovery worker and went through an alcohol detox. In this video he reflects on his journey from a chaotic lifestyle which was impacting himself and the family and friends around him. Since being abstinent from drink he has…

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Normally Forward Leeds offer a variety of face-to-face groups for users of our service. The various group programmes promote recovery by raising knowledge and awareness; developing recovery skills; promoting changes in cognition, emotion and behaviour and providing a forum for mutual support. Unfortunately at the moment, we are unable to offer in-person group activities due…

Eddie Thompson was supported to stop drinking by Forward Leeds after his alcohol use got out of control. He came in to 5 WAYS to talk about how he was helped and what his life is like now that he has stopped drinking. He also talks about the support he got from St Annes Alcohol…

My life from a young age was challenging and I had to grow up fast. I began drinking at a young age, moved through party drugs and by the age of 15 I was using crack cocaine. That’s why stopping using has been so hard, it’s been ingrained in me since I was a teenager….

My life before Forward Leeds was chaotic. There was no structure to my life. I was like a hamster running on a wheel to stay still. I was drinking heavily, the police were being called, I was being kicked out of houses so I had nowhere to live, I was drink driving and getting locked…

Sally got help for her drinking problem from Forward Leeds. As a part of her treatment Forward Leeds arranged for Sally to spend a period of time in Leeds based rehab St Annes. Sally continues to receive support through 5 WAYS where she attends groups and sessions.

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Aim: The half-day course aims to build practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to address and reduce harm from cannabis misuse in young people. Objectives: To provide practitioners with information on young people and cannabis use. For participants to gain knowledge about the effects of cannabis on young people. To provide resources and techniques to build…

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Peter had issues with opiates for many years. In this film he talks about what his life was like before he got help. Peter discusses how 5 WAYS in Leeds supports him to maintain abstinence following his detox and is helping him to move forwards with his life.

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