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Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - Stevenage

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Introduction

Spectrum - Stevenage is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults.

Our Stevenage service is also open to people living in Letchworth, Hitchin, and Royston.  

We will help you to make and sustain the changes you need to make to reduce and, ultimately, stop your drug and/or alcohol use. We aim to empower you to identify and realise your goals throughout your recovery journey, in order to live a healthier, safer life.

How to contact us

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can use our online referral form.

Refer yourself

Refer someone else

We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

We are based at Armstrong House, Norton Road, Stevenage. You can call us on 01438 364 495 or email us on herts@cgl.org.uk.

Referral

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call, email or visit the service in person.

You can also complete our referral form in advance and either email it to us or bring it with you when you visit the service.

Word referral form 

PDF referral form

We provide:

  • Alcohol screening, advice and brief interventions
  • BBV screening and vaccination and access to Needle Exchange
  • Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Opiate Substitute Treatment
  • One-to-one keyworking
  • Access to detoxification (alcohol and drugs)
  • Family and carers groups and support
  • Cooking skills and other life skills groups

Can’t make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 01438 364 495. You can also email to let us know on herts@cgl.org.uk.

What do our service users say about us?

“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.”

Spectrum service user 

What's on?

Monday (1st Monday of every month) 10am  Service User Feedback & Involvement forum
Monday 2pm  Extended Brief Intervention Group
Tuesday 2 - 4pm Complex Needs Drop-in
Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30pm Carers Group/ Carers Cafe
Wednesday  6.30 - 7.30pm Relapse Prevention POD
Thursday 10am Foundations of Recovery Group
Thursday 12pm Open Recovery Group (Therapeutic)
Thursday  3pm Cannabis POD
Friday 10am -12pm Supporting Herts Drop-in (Housing) 
Friday 10am Extended Brief Intervention Group
Friday  12pm Cocaine POD
Friday  2pm Foundations of Recovery Group
Saturday 10.30am SMART Group
Saturday 11.30am Breakfast Club
Saturday 11am - 1pm Cocaine Anonymous 

Where can I go for further support?

  • Carers in Herts - 01992 586 969
  • Turning Point (mental health)
  • MIND in Mid Herts
  • Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90
  • HPFT Community Mental health - 0300 777 0707

More information

Each Spectrum service has a recovery team that includes doctors, recovery nurses, recovery workers, social workers, counsellors, volunteers and peer mentors.

Those under 18 should contact A-DASH

Families, friends and carers

We understand that it can be very difficult when someone close to you misuses drugs or alcohol. You will face many challenging situations and may need advice about what to do to help your loved one. We can provide one-to-one support or introduce you to groups where you can share your experiences with others who know what you are going through.

Other locations

Our other Spectrum services are located in:​

We also have smaller part-time services in Letchworth, Hitchin and Royston. Contact us for further details.

For out of hours enquiries and advice, call 0800 652 3169

Making Social Care History

For the first time in social care history a county-wide multi-disciplinary Family Safeguarding Teams will be realised. Co-located teams of skilled professionals in children’s and adult social work, domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health will work together in teams to tackle the root causes of harm in families. 

To find out more visit the Hertfordshire safeguarding website. 

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

Norton Road
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2LX
United Kingdom

Out of hours enquiries and advice: 0800 652 3169

01438 314 045
  • Monday 1 - 5pm (open access runs until 4pm) 
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm  (open access runs until 1pm) 
  • Wednesday 1 - 8pm  (open access runs until 4pm) 
  • Thursday 10am - 5pm  (open access runs until 1pm) 
  • Friday 10am - 5pm  (open access runs until 1pm) 
  • Saturday 10am - 1pm

 

Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - Letchworth

Solutions House
Dunhams Lane
Letchworth
Hertfordshire
SG6 1BE
United Kingdom
01438 364 495

Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact the Stevenage service on 01438 364 495. 

Tuesday 10am-5pm 
Wednesday 1-8pm
Thursday 10am-1pm

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