The Brink Liverpool

"Not many bars in the Ropewalks offer your five a day, and an alternative way to kick back with mates."
- Tori Hywel-Davies, Seven Streets


The Brink is much more than just a great social space, and our work includes providing information and support to anyone affected by addiction. Our team includes support workers and counsellors who promote recovery through a programme of services tailored to provide help where it’s most needed.


The Alcohol Pre-Abstinent Support Service (A-PASS) offers one-to-one sessions, group support and onward referral for those who are considering becoming abstinent from alcohol, or would like help to access abstinence-based treatment.

The A-PASS programme is designed to help you investigate and understand problematic drinking behaviour, identify the possible causes and consequences of drinking, and to support you in making decisions that will help you move forward in changing your lifestyle.

If you decide that you’d like to apply for more intensive follow-up treatment, the referral-on service will allow you to explore different options and will support you in doing so.

Brink of Change

Brink of Change is a programme of support, information and guidance to help you as you prepare to take the first steps toward long-term change and becoming abstinent.

Based in the safe, welcoming environment of The Brink, the programme is run by professionals who have personal experience of addiction. The programme provides a basis on which to prepare for more intensive treatments such as rehab, day treatment, group work and other interventions.

Family Thursdays

A group for anyone affected by a loved one’s misuse of alcohol or drugs. The group offers a safe space in which family members can speak openly, with the support of our Family Group Facilitator. Help, education, support and understanding all available.

If you’d like more information about any of our services, you can get in touch by phone, email, or pop in and ask a member of the team. Runs 12noon - 2pm.

Support us

If you’d like to support the work we do, you can donate online via our parent charity, Action on Addiction, via Virgin Money Giving at the link below.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving
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Get Help

The following links are to a range of organisations providing support services around addiction.


Aloholics Anonymous


Cocaine Anonymous


Talk to Frank


Narcotics Anonymous