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Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - Watford

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Introduction 

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, Berkhamsted and Borehamwood

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 18 Station Road, Watford. You can call us on 01923 222 889 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 01923 222 889. 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 1 - 3pm Complex needs drop-in
Monday 5.30 - 7pm  Family & Friends Group
Tuesday  1.30 - 3.30pm Foundations of Growth
Wednesday 8.00 - 9.30pm Cocaine Anonymous
Thursday 10.30 - 12pm Alcohol Detox 
Friday 10.30 - 12.30pm Foundations of Change
Friday 12.30 - 1pm Service User Forum

Friday

12.30 - 3pm  Cooking Group
Saturday 10am - 1pm  Breakfast Club 

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 services are located in:

We also have smaller part-time services in Borehamwood and Hemel Hempstead. Contact us for further details.

Number 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. 

The service is a 5 minute walk from Watford Junction train station. 

18 Station Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 1JU
United Kingdom

Out of hours enquiries and advice: 0800 652 3169

01923 236 250
  • Monday 12.30pm to 8pm (open access runs from 1pm until 6pm)
  • Tuesday 12.30pm to 5pm (open access runs from 1pm until 3pm)
  • Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs from 10am until 2pm)
  • Thursday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs from 10am until 2pm)
  • Friday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs from 10am until 2pm)
  • Saturday 10am to 1pm (open access runs until 1pm)  

 

Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug & Alcohol Services - Borehamwood

16 Shenley Road
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 1DL
United Kingdom
01923 222 889

Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact the Watford service on 01923 222 889. 

Monday 1-8pm 
Thursday 10am-5pm
 

Urgent Care Centre - West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust - Hemel Hempstead

Hillfield Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4AD
United Kingdom
01923 222 889

Attendance is by appointment only. Please contact the Watford service on 01923 222 889. 

Monday 12.30-8pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-5pm
Friday 9.30am-5pm

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