Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

At a glance


  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support

Other details

Geographical remit: 


Our main objectives are to:

  • Provide a range of psychosocial services to support the recovery of substance misuers, people experiencing mental health crisis and perpetrators of domestic violence, to support their re-integration within the community;
  • Limit the harm which comes with drug and alcohol addiction for our clients, their families and carers, and the wider community;
  • Raise awareness about the risks associated with drug and alcohol addiction within community settings. 


The following services are offered:

  • A comprehensive risks and needs assessment
  • Free confidential one to one counselling by qualified counsellors to drug and alcohol misusers, and their families
  • A variety of support groups sessions
  • A Structured Day Programme
  • A comprehensive aftercare and recovery service and relapse prevention services
  • A service tailored for crack and stimulant misusers
  • Improving access to a variety of social activities, including gym and social evenings
  • A health and wellbeing programme, which includes yoga, smoking cessation, healthy nutrition etc
  • Life skills educational workshops tailored to support clients to get into employment, training and / or education
  • Support towards better housing
  • Parenting skills programme
  • Needle exchange during office opening hours with Harm Reduction advice and information
  • Blood borne viruses in-house testing with pre-test and post-test counselling
  • Crisis intervention, call or drop in, at opening times. We also offer an outreach service and home visits. 
  • Information and workshops in the community to promote a better understanding of drug misuse
  • We provide Consultancy Services and Training to various other organisations and professionals, for example for Social Workers and the Metropolitan Police Service. 
  • CDARS also manages the Sutton and Merton Drug Intervention Programmes and works very closely with other Criminal Justice System agencies , such as Probation, Courts and local Police.
  • A challenge and change programme for male perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.
  • A mental health crisis recovery cafe

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