Change, Grow, Live (CGL) Drug and alcohol service


CGL Waltham Forest is a free, safe and confidential drug and alcohol service for all adults, children and young people who are residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

We provide:

  • One-to-one key working
  • Group programme
  • Medical assessment for opiate substitute treatment and on-site prescribing
  • One-to-one counselling
  • Alcohol treatment including detoxification
  • Support for parents and carers including counselling
  • Advice and information
  • Harm reduction including needle exchange, BBV testing and vaccination
  • Family interventions and hidden harm work
  • Multiagency support with mental health, social care, hostels and other teams

Age Ranges: all ages

Referral required: No

Referral Details

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can use our online form, complete the referral form attached or call or visit the service in person.

CGL website

Who to contact Click to get info

Adult Services

Telephone: 0203 826 9600


Change Grow Live website

Young People

Telephone: 020 3002 7009


Web chat open 1 to 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Change Grow Live website 

Where to go Click to get info

CGL Waltham Forest
1, Beulah Road
E17 9LG

Notes: We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

Please drop in for an assessment between 10.30am to 3.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.  Wednesdays from 1pm to 3.30pm.