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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides help and support to the residents of Sefton who have a drug and alcohol problem. This service is called Ambition Sefton and it offers a wide range of recovery focused treatment pathways. These include:

  • Open access: just walk in to self refer
  • Access to community detox
  • Specialist prescribing services
  • Specialist alcohol services
  • Take home naloxone
  • Harm reduction advice/service
  • Blood borne virus screening and vaccination
  • Brief interventions: one to one support
  • Access to inpatient detoxification pathways
  • Access to Intuitive Thinking courses
  • Peer support mentoring and access to mutual aid groups
  • Psychosocial support and services.

We are here to support you with the issues associated with drug and alcohol misuse.


Phone: 0800 9177 650


Phone: 0203 815 8920


Phone: 0300 123 6600

Hospital Alcohol Liaison Team (HALT)

Phone: 01704 547471

Independence Initative

Phone: 0151 284 1100


Merseyside Probation Trust

Phone: 0151 286 5667


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0845 766 0163


Phone: 0300 999 1212


Free debt advice and support for people with money worries and debt difficulties.
Phone: 0808 808 4000


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (UK and ROI)

Sefton Carers Centre

Phone: 0151 288 6060

Sefton Council for Voluntary Services 

Phone: 0151 920 0726

Sefton Council Social Care

Phone: 0845 140 0845

Sefton Sexual Health

Phone: 01704 513303

Sefton Young Persons Substance Misuse Service (SMASH)

Phone: 0151 288 6021


Trussell Trust

Phone: 01722 580 180

Patient information leaflets

You can contact our services directly or speak to your GP or health and social care professional who will make a referral on your behalf. We provide a range of responsive drug and alcohol services. These include:

  • Quick and easy access - service users can walk into either of our treatment sites in Southport or Bootle Drug and alcohol treatment – including specialised prescribing if clinically indicated
  • Harm reduction and recovery focused services
  • Needle and syringe exchange
  • Community detoxification services

Please click here for a list of pharmacies that are within Ambition Sefton for supervised consumption and needle exchange. 

  • Access to inpatient detoxification pathways.

Following successful intervention by Ambition Sefton, if required service users will be referred to appropriate primary and secondary care psychological services to address any underlying mental health problems which may have been masked. 

You can contact our services directly or speak to your GP or health and social care professional who will make a referral on your behalf. We understand that reaching out for help is often the most difficult step to take. If you would like help, you can arrange an appointment to discuss this further by:

  • asking your GP, practice nurse, other health professional or voluntary sector agency to refer you
  • visiting us or asking us a question by contacting one of the phone numbers below.

Mersey Care addiction services provide data to Public Health England through the national drug treatment monitoring system. Ambition Sefton staff will provide you with a full explanation of how and what clinical information is used with your full and informed consent. 

You can withdraw your consent for this information to be shared at any time during your treatment.