The Horizon service is funded by Blackpool Council to provide a wide range of drug and alcohol support for all Blackpool residents. We offer information, health screenings, treatments (including opioid substitution therapy) and counselling – all confidential and free. Using our dependence to freedom model, we can help you to reduce your dependence on alcohol and drugs or, if you’re committed to stopping drinking or using drugs, we can support you on your journey to recovery.

Horizon also offers sexual health and harm reduction services. We support those living with and affected by HIV, those working within the sex industry and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We offer confidential advice and support, STI screening, HIV and syphilis testing and advice, Hep C support and testing, free condoms and drug and alcohol harm reduction advice and support through our outreach team and needle exchange hub at The Lighthouse on Dickson Road.

Additionally, we facilitate LGBTQ+ social and support groups as well as events and awareness-raising campaigns across Blackpool.

What can Horizon do for you?

If you’re worried about your relationship with drugs or alcohol, we can help you to understand and control your drugs use or drinking, and you can rest assured that our service is completely confidential.

If you’re addicted to or dependent on alcohol and/or drugs, we can put together a treatment plan including detox and rehab to aid you in your recovery and give you the tools you need to live a substance-free life.

We're here to help

Through our drug and alcohol support, we offer a no barrier to treatment service.

You can contact us by phone on 01253 205157, or by calling into The Lighthouse on Dickson Road. There is no need to wait for a medical professional to refer you for treatment – you can refer yourself.

Once we receive your completed referral form, we will contact you to make an appointment for you to see one of the team, who will work with you to come up with a treatment plan.

For sexual heath and drug and alcohol harm reduction support, please contact 01253 311431 or email

Services we offer include:

  • Hep C outreach and support, including free screening and access to treatment.
  • Free person-centred and CBT counselling services.
  • Needle exchange service through The Lighthouse on Dickson Road Needle Exchange Hub.
  • Free instant result HIV and syphilis testing at our Dickson Road service and in community-based settings.
  • Opioid substitution therapy (OST)
  • Access to Naloxone and information on overdose
  • Rapid access prescriptions, including anti-craving medications
  • Medical support during your detox and rehab.
  • Sex workers outreach and support service.


Our support services:

  • Harm reduction advice relating to drug and alcohol use
  • Specialist well-being and one to one support for those living with and affected by HIV.
  • Support for family members or partners affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use.
  • Information and support on controlling ‘leisure’ drugs or addiction to prescription painkillers.
  • We can refer you to or work with other local health and social organisations to provide the care you need going forward.
  • Our Criminal Justice Team can support Blackpool residents coming out of prison (or referred by the courts for substance-related crimes).
  • Dedicated social and support groups through our LGBTQ+ community development service
  • Help to get back into employment with our IPS Employment Support Team

Winstone House

Address: 199 Church St, Blackpool FY1 3TG
Phone01253 205157

Opening hours:
Monday: 9 am–5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–5 pm
Thursday: 9 am–5 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Lighthouse

Address: 102 Dickson Rd, Blackpool FY1 2BU
Phone01253 205156

Opening hours:
Monday: 9 am–5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–5 pm
Thursday: 9 am–5 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Get In Touch

Drug & Alcohol Services

For confidential Drug and/or alcohol support, please Call 01253205157 or email us on

Sexual Health & Harm Reduction Services

To speak to one of our sexual health practitioners or request a referral form, contact 01253 311431 or email



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