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
09:30

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 is held on Zoom. The meeting ID is: 91280408187

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.

We are using Zoom to run the group. The meeting ID is: 91476789409

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.

We are using Zoom to run the group. The meeting ID is: 97013146288

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

Speakeasy is a mutual aid/peer support group. It's a safe environment to share personal experiences of recovery’s ups and downs together with your peers.

We are using Zoom to run the group. The meeting ID is: 96179662120

10:00

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. The meeting ID is: 84732925320

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 is held at Cascades.

12:00

Calm is a group where we explore different methods and techniques of relaxation to help with stress management, anxiety, and cravings. A space to check in and try different ways of grounding and relieving stress. This group is about relaxation.

This meeting is held on Zoom. The meeting ID: 89829470241

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 is held at Cascades.

14:00

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 is held on Zoom. The meeting ID: 99330385424

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 at Richmond House.

16:00

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 is held on Zoom. The meeting ID is: 86237843560

Thursday

Time
Activity
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 is held at Holland Church.

15:30

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 is held at Richmond House.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

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 is held at Richmond House.

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 is held on Zoom. The meeting ID is: 99840318824

14:00

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

This is held on Zoom. The meeting ID is: 99560564956

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 is held on Zoom. The meeting ID is: 99478396369

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 is held at Richmond House.

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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