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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-ins including Mobile service
  • Structured Day Programme
  • Evening Groups
  • Needle exchange
  • Voluntary work
  • Structured keyworking
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Specialist alcohol work
  • Reintegration (education and employment)
  • Family and friends peer support group
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Counselling

How we work

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

  • Structured day 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 16 week rolling programme has your recovery at heart.  For more information, download our programme.
  • 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.
  • Support for friends and family - Our friends and family groups are available to adults across the borough; with support provided by people who understand your situation.

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