East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) - Eastbourne & Hastings
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.
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
- East Sussex Family & Carers Team, supporting people who are being affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health issues - 07920786352 / 07795953951
- Intuitive Recovery
- Breaking Free Online
- Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)
- Southdown Housing
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Think Drink Drugs
We have services across East Sussex.
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.
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.
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.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm
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