STARS Southend Treatment and Recovery Service

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The way you get support from us will be different for a while, but we are still here. We’ll do everything we can to help you stay safe. Remember to keep checking this page and our national coronavirus info page for updates.

You can call us on 01702431889 or email [email protected].

If your worker isn’t available, please give us a call on the main service number. We’re answering calls between 09:30 and 17:00 on weekdays. If you ring outside of those hours, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Updates to the service:

  • Our service is running but we have shifted to telephone-based support and appointments. We are still taking new referrals.

  • Needle Exchange and Naloxone are available from the hub but please call ahead to arrange pickup.

  • To help you stay safe, we are changing the way we prescribe medication for a while. Please take a look at our prescriptions info page to see what’s happening. If you have any questions about this, give us a call.

  • We are running groups online and in the service. Please get in touch if you'd like to join.
  • You can access Breaking Free Online (call the service for an access code if you don’t already have a login) and find online groups and support options on our coronavirus info page.

Find the latest information on coronavirus from the NHS and GOV.UK.

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We're here to support you

We're here to listen to your wants and needs, and help you set goals. There is a range of ways we'll help you achieve them, including workshops, harm reduction advice and counselling. 

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Alcohol

Your needs are important to us, so we will tailor the support to suit you.

Our recovery team can provide help within the community, so we can better support you where you live.

Alcohol treatment options
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Drugs

If you or someone you know wants to get support with drugs, there's lots of help available. 

Drug treatment options
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Needle exchange

We have a needle exchange in each hub. You can get naloxone and lockboxes there too.

Learn more about naloxone

Timetable

  • Mon

Monday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is run by the recovery team.

10:00

This group is run by Danielle.

10:00

This group is at 10:00.

12:00

This is run by Donna.

15:00

This is run by the recovery team.

Tuesday

Time
Activity
10:00

This is run by the recovery team.

10:00

This is run by Lee.

10:00

This is run by Danielle.

12:00

This is run by Donna.

13:00

Art group

14:00

This group is run by Danielle.

14:00

This group is at 14:00.

15:00

This is run by Linda.

17:00

SMART recovery

17:30

This is run by the recovery team.

18:00

This is run by the opiate team.

18:00

This group is at 18:00.

Wednesday

Time
Activity
00:00

We don't have any groups on a Wednesday.

Thursday

Time
Activity
10:00

This group is at 10:00.

10:00

This is run by the opiate team.

12:00

This is run by Sarah.

12:00

This group is run by Danielle.

13:00

This group is run by Donna.

14:00

This group is run by Lee.

14:00

This is run by the opiate team.

18:00

This is run by Danielle.

18:00

This is run by the opiate team.

Friday

Time
Activity
10:00

This group is run by Danielle.

10:00

This is run by the opiate team.

11:00

This group is at 11:00.

12:00

This is run by Sarah.

13:00

SMART recovery group.

14:00

This is run by the low dosage opiate team.

14:00

This is run by the recovery team.

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They've been there for me when I've had my ups and downs. 

- a quote from a person who uses our service