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Slough treatment, advice and recovery team

Slough Treatment, Advice and Recovery Team (START) is your local drug and alcohol service. It is run by Turning Point who help thousands of people to recover from drug and alcohol problems.

START understands that stopping drugs and alcohol can be hard and scary. The team will support you every step of the way to make the process feel less daunting.

It is a free, confidential service for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. Whether you need intensive support or just some brief advice, they support you to make the changes you want to make.

Make a referral

The quickest and easiest way to access the service is to complete a START referral and assessment form (Turning Point)

A Recovery Worker will get in touch with you to discuss the most appropriate support for you. You can also make a referral by calling 01753 692548 or email START@turning-point.co.uk.

Types of support

There are a range of treatment options that can be tailored to meet your needs including:

  • easy referral and assessment process either face to face or online
  • an allocated worker to provide consistent support and motivation
  • access to free online resources available 24/7
  • advice and information
  • group work sessions
  • peer support
  • relapse prevention
  • harm reduction
  • needle exchange
  • access to substitute prescribing
  • peer mentoring and volunteering opportunities.