Open Road staff and volunteers at all of our Essex centres provide an initial welcome. They will listen to your problems and concerns and will be able to recommend an appropriate next step from our range of services including:

  • General advice and information

  • Access to housing and benefits support via drop-in sessions through our partners.

  • Referral into treatment at Open Road or other agencies

  • Needle exchange and harm minimisation advice

  • Semi-structured groups

  • Peer support and mentoring services

Drop-in visitors will meet our Recovery Champions who understand from their own experience how hard it is to make the first step towards recovery and can provide inspiration, support and advice. They will be offered a safe space to hone and learn their own recovery skills.

Access support is available for families who are affected by the effects of substance misuse on others - a relative, colleague or friend.

Go to Centres pages for locations, opening times and contact details