Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service (Stepping Stones)

We provide an easy-access service to people in East Cheshire whose drug or alcohol use is a problem with the aim of promoting health and minimising harm to the individual, their families and the community. If you require substance misuse services in other areas please contact your GP.

Our integrated service is led by expert clinicians and knowledgeable staff who are committed to supporting people to make positive changes and progress toward improved health and well-being. 

The service promotes recovery through early intervention and prevention for people of all-ages.

This specialist substance misuse service service has been commissioned by Cheshire East Council and is one service provided collaboratively with a range of partners. Our expert teams are from a variety of professional backgrounds to ensure that people who access our service have the benefit of wide-ranging knowledge and skills to meet their needs at various stages of their recovery.

Click here to read about Cheshire East Young Persons Substance Misuse Service, which provides substance misuse support to anyone under 25 years of age.

Our partners include:

Read our Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service (Stepping Stones) leafet

Read our Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service EASY READ leaflet

Watch the Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service (Stepping Stones) video

RICE (Recovery in Cheshire East) Peer Support Groups

How to access this service

Referral Routes

Family or carer referral
Other agencies
Social worker



Find out more about these conditions

Telephone number

01270 656 301
01625 712000

Email address

Opening Times

Patients assessed as requiring an immediate response should access their GP, Accident and Emergency or the Emergency Duty Team.

Out of Hours

  • Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00 (19:00 at Catherine House, Crewe)
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00 (19:00 at Barnabas Centre, Macclesfield)
  • Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 09:00 - 17:00


How to find us

Barnabas Centre

Barnabas Centre is the base for our Cheshire East substance misuse service in Maccclesfield.

Catherine House

Catherine House is the base for our Cheshire East substance misuse service in Crewe.

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