Brighton and Hove Recovery Service

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How we can help

We offer recovery-focused drug and alcohol support. We believe everyone has the ability to change.

We will design the support and treatment to help you achieve your goals. 

If you need to use a needle exchange, you can find your local one by searching with your postcode or location. You can find a pharmacy here.

Some of our groups are running online. You can see our online timetable here.

You can read stories about our service and leave one yourself on Care Opinion

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

Speakeasy is a drop-in, informal mutual aid support group, facilitated by peer mentors. The group offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore recovery; the challenges, the successes, what helps, and everything in between. Exchanges with others who have been in similar situations can provide valuable insights and new perspectives on how to navigate your own journey. This group is about support and connection. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

12:00

Cocaine Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship dedicated to abstinence-based recovery, through the 12 step programme. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT.

14:00

Self-Management and Recovery Training uses motivational and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to get out from under dysfunctional behavioural habits that form addiction. The model uses a 4-point programme: Building Motivation, coping with urges, Problem Solving and Lifestyle Balance. This group is about behaviour change and goal setting. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

14:00

Start here is our welcome group for those new to the service or existing service users who would like more information on the groups we offer and what could help. Come join us for a brew and a chat? This group is about welcoming you.

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 
 

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

TransSober is an exciting new peer support drop-in group for the TNBI community by the TNBI community. It’s open to all from the community who feel they would benefit from attending a support group around drug and alcohol use and continue to live their life without drugs and alcohol. 

This is a new group starting from 1st November. The group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

12:30

Drug Addicts Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship dedicated to abstinence-based recovery, through the 12 step programme. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

14:00

54321 is a group that explores the formation of habits. Why we form them and how then to unlearn those that no longer serve you. We focus on different themes/topics to better understand the mechanics behind addiction. This is a great place to start. This group is about understanding and removing judgment. 

This is held on Zoom, please contact Richmond House for a copy of our timetable for links to the meetings.

14:30

Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship dedicated to abstinence-based recovery, through the 12 step programme.  

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

Wednesday

Time
Activity
10:00

Speakeasy is a drop-in, informal mutual aid support group, facilitated by peer mentors. The group offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore recovery; the challenges, the successes, what helps, and everything in between. Exchanges with others who have been in similar situations can provide valuable insights and new perspectives on how to navigate your own journey. This group is about support and connection.

This group is held at Cascades, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD. 

11:00

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy uses both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst accepting the challenges that come with it. Matrix sessions help gain insight into recent behaviours, with the aim of increasing your ‘in the moment’ awareness and ability to make value guided actions. Building block sessions explore strategies that allow you to accept and make room for difficult thoughts and emotions that can often dominate behaviour. This group is about bringing choice back to the table. 


This group is held on Zoom, please contact Richmond House for a copy of our timetable for links to the meetings. 

12:00

Self-Management and Recovery Training uses motivational and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to get out from under dysfunctional behavioural habits that form addiction. The model uses a 4-point programme: Building Motivation, coping with urges, Problem Solving and Lifestyle Balance. This group is about behaviour change and goal setting.

This group is held at Cascades, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD. 

14:00

Look Up is our weekly gratitude group, where we focus attention on the smaller things in life that we can be thankful for. This can be of great benefit particularly within times of challenge, to help combat negative patterns of thinking that can affect how we feel and then how we behave. The group is about cultivating a positive mindset. 


This group is held on Zoom, please contact Richmond House for a copy of our timetable for links to the meetings.

Thursday

Time
Activity
10:00

Speakout is a mutual aid group specifically for service users who identify as LGBTQIAA+. A safe, non-judgmental space to explore the recovery within the community. This group is about support and connection. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

10:00

Self-Management and Recovery Training uses motivational and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to get out from under dysfunctional behavioural habits that form addiction. The model uses a 4-point programme: Building Motivation, coping with urges, Problem Solving and Lifestyle Balance. This group is about behaviour change and goal setting.

This group is held at Holland Road Church, Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JN. 

13:30

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy uses both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based strategies to help you create a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst accepting the challenges that come with it. Matrix sessions help gain insight into recent behaviours, with the aim of increasing your ‘in the moment’ awareness and ability to make value guided actions. Building block sessions explore strategies that allow you to accept and make room for difficult thoughts and emotions that can often dominate behaviour. This group is about bringing choice back to the table.

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT.

15:30

54321 is a group that explores the formation of habits. Why we form them and how then to unlearn those that no longer serve you. We focus on different themes/topics to better understand the mechanics behind addiction. This is a great place to start. This group is about understanding and removing judgment. 

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

Speakeasy is a drop-in, informal mutual aid support group, facilitated by peer mentors. The group offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore recovery; the challenges, the successes, what helps, and everything in between. Exchanges with others who have been in similar situations can provide valuable insights and new perspectives on how to navigate your own journey. This group is about support and connection.

This group is held on Zoom and at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. To join online, please contact Richmond House for a copy of our timetable for links to the meetings. 

12:00

The service user meeting is a weekly space for you to give us your feedback, to improve what we can offer. We would love to hear from you. This group is about you having a voice. 

This group is held on Zoom and at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. To join online, please contact Richmond House for a copy of our timetable for links to the meetings. 

14:00

Self-Management and Recovery Training uses motivational and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to get out from under dysfunctional behavioural habits that form addiction. The model uses a 4-point programme: Building Motivation, coping with urges, Problem Solving and Lifestyle Balance. This group is about behaviour change and goal setting.

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT. 

Saturday

Time
Activity
10:30

Speakeasy is a drop-in, informal mutual aid support group, facilitated by peer mentors. The group offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore recovery; the challenges, the successes, what helps, and everything in between. Exchanges with others who have been in similar situations can provide valuable insights and new perspectives on how to navigate your own journey. This group is about support and connection.

This group is held at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN1 3FT.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more about how we can help you.

Phone: 01273 731 900

Email: [email protected]

Find us

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  • Richmond House
    Richmond Road
    Brighton BN2 3FT
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A friendly member of our team will greet you when you arrive. They'll be more than happy to help you with any questions you have. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to support you if you would like to.

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What we offer

  • Advice on keeping safe
  • The option for community or residential detox and rehab
  • Access to substitute medication
  • Emotional support and counselling
  • Housing support
  • Education, training and employment advice
  • Community outreach work, health promotion and training courses.

Our family and carers team

Our family and carers team are here for you if you're affected by someone else's drug or alcohol issues.

We support family members, partners, friends and more. We realise it can be painful and difficult, but we are here for you. We can offer support to anyone in the BN1, 2, 3 and 41 areas, even if the other person isn't getting support from us.

We understand what a huge impact it can have on you and other family members. Get in touch to find out how we can support you.

Find a pharmacy

You can find the needle exchange pharmacies by searching with your postcode or location.

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