Drug and Alcohol Misuse
On this page you will find information and contact details for drug and alcohol misuse services supporting adults across the district. Use the links below to jump to a specific service.
Early Help Alcohol - Brief Intervention training
Free online training is available to ensure that professionals who work with vulnerable groups can identify alcohol concerns and provide the right support. These courses are developed to help professionals to identify those individuals whose drinking might impact their health, now or in the future and to deliver simple, structured advice aimed at reducing this risk and signpost to appropriate services.
- The Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice e-learning Course (Alcohol IBA) click here to read more about this course
- The Alcohol and Tobacco Brief Interventions programme- click here to read more about this course. For registration click here.
CGL is a holistic service for children, young people, families and adults to address problems relating to drug and alcohol use. CGL supports people to make and sustain the changes to reduce drug and/ or alcohol use safely. For more information they can be contacted on the following:
Hubs are now open from 9am – 5pm on weekdays, but telephone appointments are still taking place and activities remain on hold. For further updates please see their website.
The Living Room provides peer support group therapy to residents suffering with an addiction, in addition to specific projects focussed on relationships and eating disorders and support for family and carers. For more information they can be contacted on the following:
- 0300 365 0304 Monday – Friday 9am – 12.30pm
The Living Room are not currently taking referrals for new clients but are still running sessions over Zoom for those already involved. To anyone that is struggling, you can use the online support for substance use Breaking Free with the code herts11.
Herts Mind Network have a Three Rivers Community Support Service which is available to provide advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to people who are experiencing mental ill-health or need help with their mental wellbeing. To find out more about the service or to talk about the support you need, they can be contacted on:
Staff have resumed face – face holistic support and online support is also still ongoing. You can see their updated services timetable here.
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. They offer meetings to alcohol dependent individuals to support their recovery. For more information they can be contacted on the following:
- 01923 211122 (Local Helpline)
- 0800 917 7650 (National Helpline)
Face to face meetings have been cancelled until further notice, but their helplines are still open to those in need. Many meetings have moved online, you can use a find a meeting tool to find your local online meeting.
Turning Point supports people suffering from addiction, mental ill health and learning difficulties. They offer a range of services dependent on need to support people in managing their health. The website boasts a wide range of information to support keeping alcohol intake down, such as an alcohol usage diary.
For more information they can be contacted on the following:
There is a temporary suspension of all non-essential face to face services including group work, social activities, drop-ins, outreach etc., moving to remote counselling and coaching either via phone or video calls. You can find more information and advice on their website.
Herts Help is a free and confidential information service, providing easy access to the wide range of support offered by organisations across the county. They offer independent support, guidance and information and can be contacted on:
Hertfordshire County Council and Herts Valleys CCG have set up and launched a community navigator scheme for Herts Valleys CCG residents only. You can find contact details and more information here.
Herts Help are still operating with opening hours of 8am- 8pm 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.