Drug and Alcohol Service - Reading

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How we can help

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We are here to provide support and guidance to anyone who wants it.

We will spend time listening to you so we can understand your needs. Then, we'll work with you to agree a suitable plan. We have a range of options to support you, including detox services, health assessments, needle exchange and peer-led activities.

Find us

  • 127 Oxford Road
    Reading RG1 7UU
  • There is limited 2-hour parking available in the service between from 08:00 - 18:00, permits are required outside of these hours.

Our online timetable

This is our online timetable. All of our groups are running on Zoom. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

This will be held on Zoom from 10:00 - 11:30. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

13:30

An introduction to the principles and values of recovery. Considering the idea of making positive changes. The culture of addiction vs recovery, setting goals and support networks.

This is from 13:30 to 15:30 at the service.

15:30

A general support group for all to access, help with daily struggles, offering education, tools, coping mechanisms and peer support.

This is held at the service from 15:30 - 16:30

17:30

This is an evening group for the Foundations of Recovery Group. It's held at the service and on Zoom. Get in touch for info about how to join.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

A programme designed to help prepare you for a planned detox in the community or as an inpatient.

This is held in the group room from 10:00 - 11:00.

11:30

This is for people looking to reduce alcohol use or to work towards a medically assisted detox. Looking at safe reductions, physical, mental and emotional effects, risks, triggers, and realistic goals.

This is held at the service and on Zoom. Get in touch to find out more about how to join.

13:00

Embedding recovery and promoting connectivity within the wider community. Exploring motivation, risks, triggers, how to challenge negative thinking and develop coping skills.

This is from 13:00 - 14:30 and is held at the service.

15:00

Tools and strategies for people in treatment for anything beyond Cannabis and Opiates.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
13:00

This will be held on Zoom from 13:00 - 14:30. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

 

15:00

A space to practice arts and crafts skills, to express thoughts and feelings in a variety of ways. To socialise with others, and be part of the recovery community. All ability levels welcome!

This is held at the service.

Thursday

Time
Activity
11:00

The emphasis of this course is more on relationships, understanding the self and the application of participants learning from the previous two stages.

This is held at the service from 11:00 - 12:30.

12:30

This is a group for women only. It's held at Alana House from 12:30 - 14:00.

 

13:30

This course is a brief set of interventions focused on progression through recovery for people struggling with cannabis use. 

This is held at the service and on Zoom from 13:30 - 14:30.

15:00

Guided mindfulness to help with focus, self-worth, and relaxation.

This is held at the service and on Zoom from 15:00 - 16:00.

17:30

A support group facilitated in a semi-guided manner using evidence-based material and peer support for those with loved ones struggling with substance misuse. 

This is held in the Detox Room and on Zoom from 17:30 to 18:30.

17:30

This is held at the service and on Zoom from 17:30 - 19:00.

Friday

Time
Activity
11:00

This will be held in the service and on Zoom from 10:00 - 11:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

13:00

This is a chance for you to speak to us about the service. Refreshments will be provided.

This will be held on Zoom from 13:00 - 15:00. Please get in touch to find out how to join.

13:00

This is a drop-in at the NOVA project from 13:00 - 16:00.

15:00

A general support group for all to access, help with daily struggles, offering education, tools, coping mechanisms, and peer support.

It's held on Zoom from 15:00 - 16:00.

Contact us

Phone: 0118 955 7333

Fax: 0118 900 7883

Opening times

  • Monday09:30 - 19:00
  • Tuesday09:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday13:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:30 - 19:00
  • Friday09:30 - 17:00

Advice and support

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Alcohol

We can offer one-to-one support as well as peer-led activities and groups.

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Drugs

You can get harm reduction advice at our needle exchange.

Your first visit

There is always a member of the team in reception to greet you, we'll sign you in, on your first visit we will take some personal details and talk with you about your reasons for coming to see us.

What to bring to your first appointment

You just need to bring yourself along to your first appointment. If you have a trusted loved one/friend you'd like to bring along then please feel free to do so. If you're comfortable they can accompany you to your appointment or they can wait in our reception area.

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"The service has supported me 100% and has always reinforced the positives. Thank you for being there for me. I couldn't have done it without the right support behind me."