Spectrum Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

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How we can help

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You have the power to make changes in your life. We are here to help you do it.

We're a free and confidential service. We help people who are affected by drugs and alcohol. Whether it's recovery, harm reduction or just information you want, we're here for you.

Find us

  • The service is a 5 minute walk from Watford Junction train station. It's 15 minutes walk from the town centre.

  • 18 Station Road
    Watford WD17 1JU

Opening times

  • Monday13:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday13.30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday10.00 - 17:00
  • Friday10.00 - 17:00
  • Saturday10:00 - 13:00

Contact us

Phone number: 0800 652 3169

Email: [email protected]

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

What's on

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
14:00

This is held at the service.

14:00

This course will give you the things you need to get started on your journey to a better life. It will help you understand what change means to you and increase your motivation.

18:00

This group is for family and friends to get support and information.

18:00

This is held at the service.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
13:30

Once you’ve made a positive change in your life, you want to maintain your new lifestyle. This course will help you to grow as a person.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
11:00

Time to express yourself! This group is for arts, crafts and meeting other people.

20:00

This is held at the service.

Thursday

Time
Activity
19:45

This is held at the service.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:30

This course will give you the things you need to get started on your journey to a better life. It will help you understand what change means to you and increase your motivation.

12:30

This is a chance for you to let us know what you think and give us feedback.

12:30

Learn to cook with other people who are using our service!

20:00

This is held at the service.

Saturday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is held at the service.

Advice and support

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Alcohol

We'll help you identify your goals and empower you to achieve them. 

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Drugs

We have a needle exchange and can offer advice for harm reduction.

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Support for others

We can provide one-to-one support or introduce you to groups for affected others. You'll meet people who are going through a similar thing to you.

Your first visit

When you visit the service for the first time, a member of staff will greet you in reception. They will help you to sign in and talk you through what will happen next. We have tea, coffee and water available. There's also information on other support services that you can take home with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the person at reception. 

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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.”

Quote from someone who used the service