Noreen Oliver

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Founder & Managing Director, Noreen Oliver MBE, Hon.DLit, who passed away on December 16, 2023, at the age of 63. Noreen was a passionate advocate for drug and alcohol policy reform, dedicating 25 years of her life to the relentless pursuit of positive change within the drug and alcohol community.

A book of condolence will be in reception at BAC for anyone who wishes to sign it from Thursday 21st December and further details of Noreen’s funeral will be posted in due course.

If you could please respect Tony’s need for privacy at the current time and if you wish to send him a message please send it directly to BAC who will pass this on.

Rest in peace Noreen.

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We Place You at the Centre of Your Recovery

Since 1998, The BAC O’Connor Centre, in Staffordshire, has provided drug and alcohol rehabilitation for hundreds of people. From humble beginnings to an impressive portfolio of services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent; we pride ourselves in providing excellent, person-centred care for all our service users. Whether that’s inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, semi-independent recovery housing, recovery services in the community or a combination of all of these; we’re here for you.

We employ a multi-skilled team to ensure that every aspect of your journey into recovery is covered during your stay with us. A number of our staff have personal experience of substance misuse addiction themselves and we are proud to employ a diverse team which showcases just what is possible upon completion of our programme.

We produce some of the highest long-term outcomes in the country because our evidence-based programme works. From celebrities to politicians and thousands of people who have been through our services and are on the right road to recovery.

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Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Passion
  • Honesty
  • Hope

Our Mission

  • Provide accessible, quality evidence-based education, treatment and rehabilitation in a safe, respectful environment
  • Provide a competent and experienced workforce to deliver services
  • Provide Centres of Excellence
  • Provide a seamless service from the community through to independence and freedom from addiction
  • Educate and influence the public, commissioners, Government Policy and the medias with evidenced based practices, research and positive role models
  • Provide quality services and support to families and carers
  • Value our staff and partners who enable us to achieve this mission
  • Promote a balanced treatment system where clients have choice and participate in treatment and rehabilitation
  • Foster recovery from addiction for the benefit of families and communities