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Open Road Recovery Walk 2021

Open Road Recovery Walk 2021

Join us on our Recovery Walk on the 4th of July, celebrating 30 years of supporting our wonderful clients and their recovery from addiction. The past year has been difficult for many of us and as a result, we have seen an increase of people coming to us for support...

Essex Police to help addicts

A police force is using data found on drug dealers' phones to identify and support potential addicts. Essex Police said SMS text messages would be sent to numbers found on devices owned by known county lines drug dealers. The messages will offer those trying to...

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

This is a memoir of Laura’s late brother who was a regular at Colchester STaRS and Open Road. It is an account of how ordinary people can become trapped into addiction and not find their way out. As well as fond memories, humour and some unavoidable moments of grief...

Open Road headlines welfare services at Latitude

Open Road headlines welfare services at Latitude

Open Road returned to Latitude for the second year running to provide welfare services throughout the duration of the festival. The team consisted of 43 volunteers from Open Road's SOS Bus, and partner agencies; The Children’s Society (Essex Young Peoples Drug and...

Open Road supports at the Steel Yard Festival

Open Road supports at the Steel Yard Festival

The late May bank holiday weekend saw a team from Open Road attend the Steel Yard Festival 2019 to provide welfare services to festival goers. The popular Creamfields event was attended by 30'000 people over the two days with a small team from Open Road headed up by...