Not everyone requires a period of residential treatment to move from active addiction to recovery.

There is very good evidence that our Self-Help Addiction Recovery Programme (SHARP) is the starting point for long term recovery and abstinence, and that it also leads to improvements in participants’ physical and psychological health, self-efficacy and overall quality of life. Whereas many of those with addiction issues notoriously pass through the revolving door of community-based treatment services, independent evaluation of our community recovery programme in Essex shows that almost 80% of our clients did not return to any treatment service following completion of our programme.

Read about our new strategy to make its life-saving treatment available to more people in more places here

Our community based services currently operate in the following areas (click on the links below to find out more):