From 1 April 2022, Substance Abuse Services in Southend will be provided by Open Road in partnership with The Forward Trust.ÿ The Forward Trust and Open Road are two charities with decades of experience in supporting people experiencing addiction. We will work with you to achieve your goals, whether that’s building a life completely free from substances, or cutting down and staying safe.

The support offered is tailored to each person?s needs, so will look slightly different for everyone. When you first get in touch, Southend STARS will complete an assessment with you to understand what will work for you, before putting together a plan of how you will work together.

Many of the same services will be available to you (see below)ÿ and we are going to be offering new kinds of support.


    • One-to-one support


    • Group interventions


    • Substance specific interventions


    • BBV Screening


    • Hospital drug and alcohol liaison


    • Psychology service


    • Drug testing


    • Pharmacological interventions


    • Specialist prescribing interventions


    • Alcohol home detoxification service


    • Support with the underlying issues of substance misuse


    • Advocacy


    • Needle exchange


    • Parent and carers support


Location & Contact Details


25 Weston Road

Southend on Sea



Opening Times

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesdays 9.30am-8.00pm

Email Address



01702 431889