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What we do » Windsor and Maidenhead Recovery Service

Who could benefit from this service?

Anyone who is:

  • Over 18 and living in Windsor or Maidenhead,
  • Currently using alcohol beyond safe limits,
  • Worried about their drug taking, or
  • Concerned about the drug or alcohol use of someone else.

What help do we offer?

  • Drop-in including breakfast
  • Recovery Group work programme
  • Peer Support group Tuesday evening and Relapse Prevention Group Thursday evening
  • Needle exchange and harm minimisation advice
  • Opportunities for voluntary work
  • 1 to 1 recovery work
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Specialist alcohol work
  • Reintegration (education and employment)
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Counselling

How we work

You will work with professionals using a range of techniques such as:

  • Recovery Group Work Programme - We provide a range of daily groups that allow you to share and support your recovery with like minded others. From reducing risks, making changes, and dealing with difficult thoughts, emotions and cravings, to identifying meaningful direction in life, pursuing employment, and living healthily, our 8 week rolling programme has your recovery at heart. 
  • One-to-one recovery planning - Together you and your worker will agree a recovery plan and work towards your goals.
  • Drop-in - These sessions offer the opportunity to drop-in without an appointment for advice, information and support.
  • Counselling - Gives you the opportunity to explore your feelings and beliefs, and to identify alternative patterns of behaviour to support the life you want to lead.
  • Harm reduction advice - Advice on avoiding relapse and a needle exchange service to help reduce risk-taking behaviour and promote safer using.
  • Complimentary therapies - Available by appointment, our complimentary therapies (including acupuncture, art etc) can reduce stress, help you to relax, and may be able to help your recovery.

If you are not sure what help you need, please visit our Drop In on Monday or Thursday mornings (See full details in our Drop In Leaflet above)

How do I talk to SMART?

You can contact us if you feel you need our help or would like advice for a friend or relative:

Read the Care Quality Commission's report on SMART services in Windsor and Maidenhead