Addiction services

Local services

STAR (Change Grow Live)

Our goal is to help service users regain control, change the direction of their lives, grow as a person and live life to its full potential.

Available across the whole of East Sussex

East Sussex Recovery Alliance (ESRA)

ESRA provides drug and alcohol recovery services for anyone over the age of 18.

Oasis Women’s Recovery Service

Support for women affected by drug or alcohol problems and their families, with groups in Eastbourne, Hastings & St Leonards and Uckfield.

Under 25s Substance Misuse Service

If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or any drug, contact the Under 25s Substance Misuse Service. There are staff in the team from different professional backgrounds like nurses and social workers all working together to assist you.

Adfam East Sussex

The service in East Sussex provides direct support to families and carers through information, one-to-one support and group and peer support. Adfam will also run a programme of training for professionals to develop their skills in working with the family and carers of substance misusers.

Seaview Project

Seaview provides outreach services with practical support for people in the Hastings area who are drugs and alcohol users.

East Sussex Veterans' Hub

The Hub provides recovery activities for people accessing substance misuse services and Project ADDER.

Project ADDER

Project ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery) is funded by the Home Office to tackle drug use and dependency. The focus for East Sussex is Hastings, which has one of the highest drug-related death rates in England.

National Gambling Clinic

A free confidential NHS service supporting anyone 13+ years old who lives in the South East and is experiencing harm from gambling.

Website: NGC


Free support for people in East Sussex experiencing problem gambling.

Website: Breakeven

National Centre for Gaming Disorders

A free national NHS service for people over 13 and their families.

Website: NCGD

Online support

These services are offer helplines, online meetings and information to support recovery from substance misuse:

Adfam is a national charity working to improve the lives of families and friends of people with problems caused by drugs and alcohol. They have also recently developed a toolkit (PDF) for families affected by co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse.

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