About us

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership provides advice, support and treatment for adults in Derbyshire who wish to address issues and problems arising from the use of drugs or alcohol.

This can include binge drinking and recreational drug use as well as physical or psychological alcohol or drug dependence. The aim of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership is to reduce drug and alcohol use and its associated impact on individuals, their families and communities and into long-term recovery.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership (DRP) is a drug and alcohol treatment service between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Addictions Advice Service (DAAS), Phoenix Futures and Intuitive Thinking Skills.

The service is based at various locations across Derbyshire (Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Ripley and Swadlincote) and operates from four main sites with outreach to various satellite venues. 

Our approach

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership has a recovery-focused approach. This approach supports service users to develop skills and behaviours to:

  • achieve positive changes in their drug and alcohol use 
  • promote long term benefits in their health and wellbeing. 
  • to promote long-term recovery

Following an initial assessment, the service will work with you to develop a health and wellbeing plan. The plan will be based on your needs and goals and may include:

  • Brief advice or regular one-to-one sessions with a specialist drug and alcohol practitioner
  • One-to-one keyworking to support positive changes in your health and wellbeing. 
  • Harm reduction advice and health screening 
  • Opiate substitute prescribing 
  • Community medically assisted alcohol withdrawal
  • Relapse prevention medication to support you in maintaining abstinence from alcohol use 
  • Access to inpatient detoxification 
  • Access to residential rehabilitation 
  • Signposting and liaising with other support services to help sort out benefits, housing or debt issues
  • Signposting to other health and social services to support your health and wellbeing 
  • Access to recovery-focused activities 
  • Access to group support 
  • Employment support 
  • Peer mentoring 

In addition to the above, we provide the following programmes and support for individuals and health and social care professionals working in Derbyshire:

  • A comprehensive recovery programme
  • Integrated family support – via CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training) model
  • A specialist drug and alcohol training team for professionals working in Derbyshire 
  • Growing Recovery in Derbyshire (GRID) recovery community

Our service operates from a range of main bases in Chesterfield, Ripley, Ilkeston and Swadlincote and from sites in Buxton, New Mills, Glossop, Ashbourne, Matlock, Bolsover, Shirebrook, Clowne, Creswell, Clay Cross, Belper, Heanor and Long Eaton.

Our office bases are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with each base offering a late night by appointment until 7pm. 

The service does not address the misuse of prescribed or OTC medication. If you have a problem in this area you should talk to your GP who will be able to offer the support you need.

Needle Exchange and Health Improvement


To reduce the sharing of needles, syringes and other drug-taking equipment, Derbyshire Recovery Partnership offers specialist needle exchange services from all of our main sites.

Specialist needle exchanges provide sterile injecting equipment and offer a range of information and advice about injecting practice (including injecting performance-enhancing drugs). 

The needle exchange programme is open to anyone who wishes to access health advice, information, or safe injecting equipment (including safe storage boxes) without the need to access the service. 

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership can also help with access to specialist Health Improvement Nurses who can support with the impact of addiction on your health, and support with co-ordinating your care with other agencies;

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, and seasonal flu;

Testing for blood borne Infections including Hepatitis C and HIV, and referrals into treatment where required;

Ongoing general health monitoring, including blood pressure, pulse, healthy eating and lifestyle advice, and Electrocardiogram advice, information, or safe injecting equipment (including safe storage boxes) without the need to access the service.