Doncaster Drug & Alcohol Services


Aspire is a partnership organisation set up by The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS) a registered charity and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking, and work closely with the recovery communities we serve to provide flexible, responsive services, which offer the best possible recovery outcomes for all our service users.


We have developed a special website for this exciting new model.

Download the Aspire-brochure or;

To find out more about the service phone 03000 213900

Needle Exchanges

The key aim of Needle Exchange provision is to Reduce the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases, and contribute to the health of service users and the wider community.
Needle Exchanges do this in a number of ways including:

  • Providing sterile injecting equipment
  • Ensuring the safe disposal of used equipment
  • Giving advice and information about ways to make injecting less dangerous
  • Promoting alternatives to intravenous drug use
  • Signposting clients to other services

Needle Exchange Services:
Needle and syringe exchange is available through selected pharmacies and drug
treatment agencies displaying the needle exchange logo.

To find a pharmacy near you download our leaflet Aspire Needle Exchange leaflet

Naloxone is available through our specialist needle Exchange at Rosslyn House DN1 2EZ –
01302 730956 This is a lifesaving drug in the event of opiate overdose.

Needle Exchanges

Mindful Recovery Mandala Book

Ever tried Mindful Colouring?

A traditional meditation aid, the mandala helps to create a moment of quiet by focusing the mind. It helps us to notice our connection with the world in the here and now. A simple way to unwind and de-stress. If you fancy giving it a go download the MINDFUL RECOVERY MANDALA BOOK

Mindful Recovery Mandala Book

Community case management and treatment

Agile case management

Following a comprehensive assessment, we allocate each person a case manager throughout their journey and introduce them to a peer mentor. We agree a recovery plan including, where appropriate, referrals for a range of needs.

There are several teams of case managers and nurses who work across the borough and plan, deliver and coordinate the delivery of each persons recovery plan. This enables people to keep a named case manager while still being able to access any element of Aspire.

The teams are ‘agile’ and with the additional use of local hubs the teams are able to see people as close to their geographical location as possible. This enables us cover the borough effectively, makes it easier for people to access and engage with Aspire and ensures we can support people in the community where they live.

The teams have a professional skill mix across health and social care and include qualified social workers and nurses. The teams also have a range of skills and training critical to supporting recovery including counselling and specific psychosocial interventions.

This enables the provision of a comprehensive package of care alongside our specialist prescribers.

Specialist prescribing

Led by a consultant specialising in addictions, our specialist team of doctors and non-medical prescribers work closely with the agile case managers. The service is delivered in the hubs across the borough as well as centrally ensuring there is an option which suits everyone in service.

The team offers recovery orientated medical support which includes substitute prescribing and detoxification. Our detoxification options include community, medically managed detoxification within New Beginnings and inpatient.

Specialist prescribing is an integral part of many peoples recovery plan and reviews are conducted in coordination with the case manager based in the agile teams.

Community case management and treatment

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is an integrated specialist detoxification service and community recovery programme. We are able to offer a comprehensive detoxification and recovery programme which supports people’s reintegration into the community.

We provide medically assisted programmes in a purpose built unit  designed to offer the maximum amount of support for people aiming to  achieve a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

The unit has 12 detoxification bedrooms and one flat, all supported  by a team of our highly trained specialist nurses and practitioners.

Our Community Recovery Programme uses a variety of approaches delivered within a therapeutic environment. Provided through one to one and group sessions, we offer a wide range of psychosocial interventions together with a comprehensive range of life skills training and interventions to support reorientation and reintegration into the community.

Our recovery focussed, person centred approach is evidence based and assists people to achieve their full potential by placing them at the heart of the support and care they receive.

We encourage personal development and growth. We work with people, their carers and support networks to improve their transition into the community and maximise the opportunities available to build on their recovery capital.

New Beginnings

Direct Access

An open access service is the main pathway into Aspire and is designed to make accessing help as easy as possible. For anyone, service users, carers, family members or professionals the team provide an easy way in to Aspire and advice and support.

First contact and engagement with services is critical to a successful outcome. As such we have a dedicated and highly skilled team specifically for this part of the service.

The team is supported by peer mentors who are there to welcome people into Aspire and offer support and reassurance.

Address: Rosslyn House, 37 Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2EZ Tel: 0300 0213900

Direct Access

Alcohol Early Intervention & Outreach Team

The alcohol early intervention & outreach team offers a 6 – 12 week programme designed to support people specifically around their alcohol intake.

The team offers bespoke support tailored to peoples circumstances including, understanding,

  • The impact that alcohol has had or could potentially have on their lives if they continue drinking at current level
  • Exploring triggers and coping strategies
  • Setting and working towards agreed goals.

The team has received some amazing feedback from people who have completed the programme as well as their relatives. You can view these here

To speak with a member of our team call us on:
01302 730956 and quote ‘Early’
Or email us at:

Download the leaflet Aspire Alcohol Service Leaflet

Alcohol Early Intervention & Outreach Team

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