Spectrum Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

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Last updated: 1 April 2020

You might be feeling anxious and unsure about everything that’s happening right now. It’s OK to feel like that.

You can contact us from 09:00-19:00 by phoning us on 0800 652 3169 or emailing [email protected]. Our recovery workers are offering support over the phone. If you're worried about something, get in touch.

Updates to the service:

  • Our opening hours have changed. Our hubs are open 09:00-17:00 on weekdays
  • If you have questions about your prescriptions take a look at our prescription information page
  • For now, we are doing all appointments over the phone. 
  • Our groups aren't going to be running for a while.
  • If you have children staying at home and you’re unsure what to do when they’re hurt or unwell, take a look at this advice.

Help at home

Breaking Free Online is a free, online treatment and recovery program. It's for anyone addicted to alcohol or drugs. You can sign up to the treatment programme using the access code herts11.

Find the latest information on coronavirus on our information pages or the NHS website.

You can find local mutual aid support groups on this website.

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What we offer

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We are here for you.

We will empower you to set yourself goals and to achieve them. We are a free and confidential service for anyone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol. We offer advice, guidance and support for you during your recovery. 

Find us

  • The service is a 20 minute walk from Hatfield train station.

  • St Martins House
    14 The Common
    Hatfield AL10 0UR
  • There is parking at the hub. There's also a public car park across the road that is free for 3 hours.

Opening times

  • Monday 9.30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 13.30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 13:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 9.30 - 17:00
  • Friday 9.30 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00

Contact us

Phone number: 0800 652 3169

Email: [email protected]

Get social

Follow us on social media to see what's happening in the service and the community.

What's on

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
11:00

This group will give you the tools to recognise triggers and create coping strategies to help you recover from opiate addiction. 

14:30

Peer support from people in a similar situation to you. Women only. 

Tuesday

Time
Activity
13:00

The numbers for this group are limited so please speak to your recovery worker for more details. 

Wednesday

Time
Activity
18:00

EBI means extended brief interventions. This group will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you to start it. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you.

18:00

SMART Recovery meetings focus on addictive behaviour, not the substance itself. You will concentrate on the present and future to set goals. We don't focus on the past, we only look ahead.  

18:00

This is for carers and affected others, including family and friends. 

Thursday

Time
Activity
11:00

SMART recovery meetings focus on addictive behaviour, not the substance itself. You will concentrate on the present and future to set goals. We don't focus on the past, we only look ahead. 

12:15

Brush up on your cooking skills and learn how to make healthy meals on a budget! 

12:30

About to finish your detox? This course will help you to beat cravings, deal with triggers, build self-esteem and stay abstinent. 

01:30

This group will give you the tools to recognise triggers and create coping strategies to help you recover from opiate addiction. 

14:00

If you need help with a range of issues (benefits advice, housing, emotional support) this drop-in may be for you.  

19:30

This is held at the service.

Friday

Time
Activity
12:00

Non-opiate group that can help you if you use cannabis, cocaine or other drugs or binge drink. 

13:00

Advice, tools and tips to help you stop or reduce your smoking. 

13:30

The numbers for this group are limited so please speak to your recovery worker for more details. 

15:00

EBI means extended brief interventions. This group will support you by motivating you before you start your recovery. We will help you understand the recovery process and help you to start it. It's in a group setting so you'll be with people in a similar situation to you.

Saturday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is held at the service.

Sunday

Time
Activity
18:00

This is held at the service.

Advice and support

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Alcohol

We offer one-to-one working which means you'll get dedicated time with one of our trained experts.

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Drugs

At our needle exchange, you can get harm reduction information and advice.

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Support for others

We have family and carers groups if your loved one has a problem with drugs or alcohol.

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“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."