A SCHEME has been launched to help people affected by drugs.
The Way Ahead project is an open access, drop-in service run by Lifeline Kirklees, which is paid for by the Kirklees Drug Action Team (DAT).
It will be the first point of contact for all individuals affected by substance use in Kirklees.
Officials say there will be no waiting lists to get help.
They will run a listening service, stimulant provision and needle exchange.
Lifeline manager Bridget Hughes said: "The Way Ahead service is the culmination of two years work by service users, both ex and current, Lifeline staff and DAT officers.
"They worked together to design a service that meets the needs of local people affected by substance use."
The new service will be based at 74a Daisy Hill, Dewsbury and 32 Westgate, Huddersfield.
It was launched with a video and speeches at The Picturedrome, Holmfirth.
Ms Hughes said staff would apply a variety of techniques.
There would also be a holistic assessment available, to respond to the identified needs of the individual.
Where appropriate, a care plan written in partnership by the individual would be used.
DAT co-ordinator Ian Donaldson said his organisation had led the way in reviewing and improving services for people affected by substance use.
For more information go to the offices or phone 01484 353333 or 01924 452266.