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About this service

Hertfordshire’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service works with people over 18 who would like to access support for their drug or alcohol misuse. This includes support for friends, families and carers.

Our services include:

  • Health care advice, screening and vaccinations for blood borne viruses, such as Hepatitis C
  • Needle exchange to ensure safe equipment and provide advice for injecting drug users
  • Talking therapies
  • Prescribing support including medical detoxification and alternative medication
  • Assessments and goal setting including a structured, holistic recovery plan
  • Support and treatment to manage, reduce and stop alcohol and drug misuse
  • Advice, guidance and support
  • Counselling
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Complementary therapies
  • Recommendations to community groups and services
  • Support from a peer mentor
  • Family and carer groups, to support those affected by the drug or alcohol use or somebody else
  • Joint working with mental health services to ensure appropriate support

Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)

Watford, Hemel, Borehamwood, Rickmansworth, Berkhamsted and Tring


18 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1JU
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Opening times

Monday 12.30pm to 8pm (open access runs until 6pm)
Tuesday 12.30pm to 5pm (open access runs until 3pm)
Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs until 1pm)
Thursday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs until 1pm)
Friday 9.30am to 5pm (open access runs until 1pm)
Saturday 10am to 1pm (open access runs until 1pm)

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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency