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 09:00 - 19:00 from 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 to 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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How we can help

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We can empower you to make changes in your life.

We offer advice and support to people who want help with drug and alcohol use. We'll tailor your recovery to suit you, as we know everyone's journey is different.

Find us

  • We are just past the roundabout connecting Gunnels Wood Road and Six Hills Way. We are a 15-minute walk from Stevenage train station.

  • Armstrong House
    Norton Road
    Stevenage SG1 2LX
  • There isn't any on-site parking.

Opening times

  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday12:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday13:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 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

Get social

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

What's on

Watch this space! New groups are coming soon. 

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.

Your first visit

When you visit the service for the first time, a member of staff will greet you in reception. They will help you to sign in and talk you through what will happen next. We have tea, coffee and water available. There's also information on other support services that you can take home with you. Please don't hesitate to ask at reception if you have any questions.

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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.

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