Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) - Eastbourne & Hastings

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We are a free dedicated drug and alcohol community recovery service.

We are commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol services across East Sussex working with the local community and partnership agencies to achieve best outcomes for the service users that we work with.

We offer opportunities for volunteers and peer mentors to enhance our service and service user experience. 

What we do and how we do it

We are a drug and alcohol recovery service commissioned to work with people from the age of 18 upwards.

We offer a range of services working in partnership with a range of agencies working to achieve positive outcomes for our service users.

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    Specialist prescribing services
  • GP shared care
  • Community detox from drugs and alcohol
  • Inpatient detox from drugs and alcohol
  • Group work programmes
  • Housing and benefits advice
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Intuitive recovery
  • SCDA employment support
  • Foundations of recovery
  • Carers support group

Make an appointment

If you want to make an appointment just give us a call on 0300 3038 160.

Or you can just drop in and we will arrange for one of our specialist recovery workers to offer you some support and book you an appointment for more extensive assessment and treatment if necessary.

We have two main hubs in Hastings and Eastbourne:


Thrift House, 13 Wellington Place, Hastings, TN34 1NY


Lift House, 6 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH

Make a referral

We take referrals from all sources or self referrals and from all professional agencies.

If you want to contact us yourself you can phone on 0300 3038 160 or just walk in and speak to one of our specialist recovery workers in the service. 

Can't attend your appointment?

Please phone on 0300 3038 160. All of our staff have mobile phones so you are able to text them when necessary.

Use the drop in service by popping in to speak to a specialist recovery worker.

Other sources of local support

We have services across East Sussex.

Hastings hub

The Hastings service is based in Thrift house in Hastings town centre, Wellington place next door to the Nationwide building society.

Sorry we do not have a car park but the nearest car park at the rear of Castle Parade a 2 minute walk from the service.

Hastings train station is a 5 minute walk away and local bus services run regularly to the town centre.

Eastbourne hub

Our front door is easy to find, and we’re right next door to the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Sorry we do not have a car park but there is free on-road parking or nearby pay-and-display.

Eastbourne train station is a 5 minute walk away and local bus services run regularly to the town centre.

Satellite services

We offer satellite services across East Sussex. Please contact the main service on 0300 3038 160 and we will provide details regarding access our satellite services.

If you would like to know more about the services we provide please give us a call on 0300 3038 160 or make contact by dropping in to the service. 

Thrift House
13 Wellington Place
TN34 1NY
United Kingdom
01323 465655

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 8am - 2pm

Weekly timetable

We have many groups and support services running both in the service and in the community please contact the service for more details.


Monday 6.00pm: AA group

Tuesday 6.00pm: CA group

Wednesdays 10.00am: SMART group

Tuedays and Fridays 10.00am: Relapse prevention

Wednesdays 10.30am: Detox preparation

Friday 2.00pm: Art group

We also run a breakfast club and organise many other recovery opportunities. Please come in to the service and see what is available to aid you and your recovery from drug or alcohol misuse.


Some groups are by referral or invite only. Please contact the service for more details on how to access these groups.

Tuesday 10.30am: Exploring Change Group

Tuesday 1.30pm: Women’s alcohol group

Wednesday 11.00am: Foundations of Recovery

Wednesday 1.30pm: Women’s Support Group

Thursday 10.00am: Detox Preparation Group

Thursday 2.00pm: Carer’s Group

Thursday 5.30pm: Alcohol Recovery Support Group

Friday 10.00am: Auricular acupuncture

Friday 11.00am: EBI group

Friday 11.30am: Relapse Prevention Group

Friday 12.30pm: SMART Recovery Group

East Sussex STAR - Eastbourne hub

Lift House
6 St Leonards Road
East Sussex
BN21 3UH
United Kingdom
0300 30 38160