Spectrum Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

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How we can help

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You have the power to make changes in your life. We are here to help you do it.

We're a free and confidential service. We help people who are affected by drugs and alcohol. Whether it's recovery, harm reduction or just information you want, we're here for you.

Find us

  • The service is a 5 minute walk from Watford Junction train station. It's 15 minutes walk from the town centre.

  • 18 Station Road
    Watford WD17 1JU

Opening times

  • Monday 09:30 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 9:30 -17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday (Closed)

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

Watch this space! New groups are coming soon.

Satellite Hubs

Satellite Hubs available in Watford



Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Hemel Hempstead Urgent Care (Weekly)


Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD

Opening Times:

10:00 - 12:00


Tuesdays (Food Bank)

The Mill Methodist Church (Bi-Weekly)


Berry Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, WD3 7HJ

Opening Times:

14:00 - 16:00



Hemel Hempstead Urgent Care (Weekly)


Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD

Opening Times:

10:00 - 12:00


South Hill Centre (Weekly)


Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JF

Opening Times:

10:00 - 12:00

Hemel Job Centre (Weekly)


1 Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1EX

Opening Times:

13:00 - 17:00

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. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the person at reception. 

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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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