Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - Watford
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
|Monday||10.00 - 12pm||The Living Room over-50s Alcohol group|
|Monday||1.00 - 2.30pm||Foundations of Change (Hemel)|
|Monday||1 - 3pm||Complex needs drop-in|
|Monday||5.30 - 7pm||Family & Friends Group|
|Tuesday||1.30 - 3.30pm||Foundations of Growth/ Life|
|Wednesday||8.00 - 9.30pm||Cocaine Anonymous|
|Thursday||1.00 - 3.00pm||Art & Crafts Cafe|
|Friday||10.30 - 12.30pm||Foundations of Change|
|Friday||12.30 - 1pm||Service User Forum (monthly)|
|12.30 - 3pm||Cooking Group|
|Friday||3.00 - 4.30pm||Foundations of Growth/ Life|
|Saturday||10am - 1pm||Breakfast Club|
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 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.
The service is a 5 minute walk from Watford Junction train station.
Out of hours enquiries and advice: 0800 652 3169
- Monday 1pm to 8pm (open access runs from 1pm until 4pm)
- Tuesday 11am to 5pm (open access runs from 11.30am until 3pm)
- Wednesday 11am to 5pm (open access runs from 11.30am until 3pm)
- Thursday 10am to 5pm (open access runs from 11.30am until 3pm)
- Friday 10am to 5pm (open access runs from 11.30am until 3pm)
- Saturday 10am to 1pm (open access runs until 1pm)
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Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact the Watford service on 01923 222 889.