Spectrum Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

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Our opening times have returned to regular hours. However, we have kept some post-covid guidelines for your safety and accessibility to the service. Please read the updates below to find out more.

You can contact us from 09:00 - 17:00 on Monday and Saturday, and from 09:00 -19:00 Tuesday to Friday by phoning us on 0800 652 3169 or emailing [email protected].

Updates to the service:

  • Our opening hours have been updated and they vary based on location. Visit our hub pages to clarify opening and closing times.
  • If you have questions about your prescriptions take a look at our prescription information page. 
  • We are making all medical appointments face-to-face, and some non-medical appointments will continue to be done over the phone.
  • We’ve reintroduced face-to-face groups but continue to deliver groups online. If you need help joining a session your recovery worker will be happy to support you.
  • If you have children staying at home and you’re unsure what to do when they’re hurt or unwell, look at this advice provided by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Help at home

Breaking Free Online is a free, online treatment and recovery program. It's for anyone addicted to alcohol or drugs. You can sign up for the treatment programme using the access code herts11.

Find the latest information on coronavirus on our information pages or the NHS website.

You can find local mutual aid support groups on this website.

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What we offer

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We are here for you.

We will empower you to set yourself goals and to achieve them. We are a free and confidential service for anyone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol. We offer advice, guidance and support for you during your recovery. 

Find us

  • The service is a 20 minute walk from Hatfield train station.

  • St Martins House
    14 The Common
    Hatfield AL10 0UR
  • There is parking at the hub. There's also a public car park across the road that is free for 3 hours.

Opening times

  • Monday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Contact us

Phone number: 0800 652 3169

Email: [email protected]

If it's an emergency or you don't think you can stay safe, please call 999 or go to A&E. If you feel like you need someone to talk to right now, we would recommend calling the Samaritans on 116 123.

If you're looking for local support, you can find services in Hertfordshire on this website.

We are working with Care Opinion - an independent website where people can share their experiences of using different services. Click here to share your story

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Follow us on social media to see what's happening in the service and the community.

What's on

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About to finish your detox? This course will help you to beat cravings, deal with triggers, build self-esteem and stay abstinent.  



This is for carers and affected others, including family and friends. Nikki, Siobhan, Rachael and Caroline will help you build a healthier relationship with your loved one. 


SMART Recovery meetings focus on addictive behaviour, not the substance itself. You will concentrate on the present and future to set goals. We don't focus on the past, we only look ahead.  



EBI means extended brief interventions. This group will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you to start it. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you.

Advice and support

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We offer one-to-one and group support from an experienced alcohol worker. If you're worried about your drinking but not yet dependent, we offer 6 sessions via phone or video call. We can do these sessions on evenings and weekends. Find out more about our alcohol treatment options.  

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We offer confidential one-to-one and group support from an experienced drug worker. We can help you with any drug use, including heroin, cocaine, benzos and more. If you need it, we can provide medical support such as substitute prescribing.

At our needle exchange, you can get harm reduction information and advice.

If you're worried about your cannabis use, we offer 6 sessions via phone or video call. We can do these sessions on evenings and weekends. 

Find out more about our drug treatment options

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Support for others

It can be tough when your loved one has a problem with drugs or alcohol but you're not alone. We have family and carers groups where you can find out more about addiction, share your feelings and learn how to build a healthier relationship with your loved one. 

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“It hasn’t always been easy and of course I’ve had my doubts. 

Everyone in recovery has their little tricks or things that work for them, and for me it’s knowing that I can always go back to drinking again if I want to. That might sound strange, but it means that I’m making a choice  –  that I have a choice  –  and that I am in control of myself and my future. For me, that’s really  important."