Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service


Drugs and alcohol services


Care to substance misusers in the community is provided by Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (Essex STaRS), under which all our services users will be looked after by one of a number of new specialist teams.

The service provides:

  • Comprehensive assessment and recovery care planning
  • 1:1 support and care co-ordination
  • Advice and information
  • Stabilisation
  • Counselling and relapse prevention
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Community detoxification
  • Support for service users, relatives and carers
  • Substitute prescribing for opiate addiction
  • Assessments for residential detoxification and rehabilitation
  • Pre-sentence reports and liaison with criminal justice services for those who have drug or alcohol related offences
  • Liaison with GPs, hospitals and rehabilitation units
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations and Hepatitis C testing and referral to treatment
  • Facilitation of rehabilitation
  • Care management


01206 710757