We, The Living Room Hertfordshire, are an award-winning addiction recovery charity founded in 2000, to provide abstinence-based therapy and support in the community. Read more
The Living Room is an award winning abstinence-based addiction recovery charity providing free daytime treatment for all addictions: drug, alcohol and behavioural. Founded in May 2000, we now provide peer support group therapy in Stevenage, St Albans and Watford to Hertfordshire residents suffering with an addiction and provide a creche in Stevenage. Our counsellors are highly-trained with lived experience of addiction themselves.
Addiction is incredibly harmful to both individuals and families. It is often passed down the generations as a result of parents modelling addictive behaviours to their children, who may also experience neglect or abuse. By supporting the whole family to recover together we break the generational cycle of addiction. Therefore, we also support family members and carers of someone with an addiction.
The Living Room in Watford is now open. The town's elected mayor, Peter Taylor, joined our team, local residents and other Watford charities to cut the ribbon on our new centre.
The Living Room has successfully completed a course that helps charities improve their practices.
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The Living Room supports the LGBTQ+ community. Read on for a statement from Katie Carter, our LGBTQ+ Ambassador.
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In 2019, we are aiming to raise £20,000 in our general appeal. This represents the cost of successfully treating eight clients at our main counselling group.
The Living Room scooped a prize at the 2019 HAFLS Adult Achievement Awards for its creative writing course. Read more
We’re proud to be a small charity that has a big impact and over the course of nearly 20 years we have made a real difference in Hertfordshire... Read more
Our volunteers nominated us for an award at this year’s Volunteering Herts Conference in Hatfield. Read more