Spectrum - Watford is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults.
Our Watford service is also open to people living in Hemel Hempstead, Tring, and Berkhamsted.
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 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 18 Station Road, Watford. You can call us on 01923 222 889 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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 01923 222 889. You can also email to let us know on Watford@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
||10.00 - 12pm
||The Living Room over-50s Alcohol group
||1.00 - 2.30pm
||Foundations of Change (Hemel)
||1 - 3pm
||Complex needs drop-in
||5.30 - 7pm
||Family & Friends Group
||1.30 - 3.30pm
||Foundations of Growth/ Life
||8.00 - 9.30pm
||1.00 - 3.00pm
||Art & Crafts Cafe
||10.30 - 12.30pm
||Foundations of Change
||12.30 - 1pm
||Service User Forum (monthly)
|12.30 - 3pm
||3.00 - 4.30pm
||Foundations of Growth/ Life
||10am - 1pm
Where can I go for further support?
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 AF-DASH.
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.
Our other services are located in:
We also have smaller part-time services in Hemel Hempstead. Contact us for further details.
Number for out of hours enquiries and advice, call 0800 652 3169