Liverpool Central Addaction Recovery Centre (ARC) - The Gateway

Services we provide

Adult drug and alcohol
Friends and family
Mental health


  • Disabled access
  • Free parking
  • Open evenings & weekends

How to find us

Gateway is based on Maryland Street, off Hope Street between the Philharmonic pub and the Catholic cathedral.

What we offer

Welcome to the Liverpool Central Addaction Recovery Centre, which currently works in two Central Liverpool Buildings (Roscoe Street and Gateway). Whether it’s your own or somebody else’s drug or alcohol use that you’re worried about, our team of dedicated professionals will be able to support you to start to move forward in your life. We work with individuals from the age of 18 and over. We have a dedicated workforce that is focused on supporting every person that we come into contact with whether it is in the project or in the wider community. We work closely with partnership agencies in Liverpool to provide a service that is quality driven and provides a support package that will inspire and motivate an individual in every aspect of their life.

We provide:

  • Assessments
  • Blood borne virus (BBV) testing
  • Brief interventions and structured 1-2-1 psychosocial interventions
  • Call back services
  • City-wide ETE provision
  • Criminal justice interventions and support
  • Family support services
  • GP liaison
  • Harm reduction advice and reduction strategies
  • Health checks
  • Hepatitis C support services
  • Mental health support
  • Needle exchange – Gateway building
  • Personalised recovery plans
  • Prescribing (pharmacotherapy)
  • Recovery support
  • Service user involvement opportunities
  • SPOC numbers
  • Support to access to community detoxification
  • Support to access to inpatient detoxification and residential rehabilitation
  • Structured group work
  • Weekly timetable of activities

Volunteering opportunities

At Addaction we have a programme of volunteering facilitated by trained staff, in order to help our service users, and provide a wide range of experience, including regular supervision sessions and access to training both in house and via external agencies.

Whether you wish to try a new career path, have been through substance misuse treatment yourself or have always wanted to volunteer in this field then volunteering with Addaction Liverpool may be for you. You will receive a structured training programme and a point of contact available throughout your voluntary placement. If you would like the opportunity to experience working within a multidiscipline team, share your own experiences or provide support to other people and families then Addaction Liverpool can provide the platform and opportunities for you. You will receive access to real opportunities supported by a structured training programme and a point of contact available throughout your volunteer placement.

To find out more please click to download this volunteer information document

How to volunteer

Should you wish to discuss volunteer opportunities further please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Alison Fleet on:


Wed - Fri:

"Our staff team, including volunteers and community recovery champions are dedicated to help and support people in their individual recovery journeys.

We offer a range of groups and activities to meet our service user needs and we offer support with Education, Training and Employment including interview preparation, job searches and access to accredited courses."

Service Manager

“Addaction saved my life, well gave me back my life thank you”

 - TC

“My worker makes me more confident not to use again and made me feel I could stay clean”

 - JM

“Service is very helpful more than I ever imagined, I would recommend this service to anyone with an addiction”

 - DK