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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. 

LGBTQ+ Statement

The Living Room supports the LGBTQ+ community. Read on for a statement from Katie Carter, our LGBTQ+ Ambassador.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Become a Supporter of The Living Room - SOTLR

Are you interested in supporting the work we do? Do you have skills, energy and time to make a difference? Do you like being part of a social group with a community purpose? Why not become a Supporter of the Living Room and help to raise funds, give your time to a worth cause and have fun?



Location: 8-10 The Glebe,Chells Way, Stevenage

General Donation

In 2020, 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.



Target amount: £20,000.00

Amount raised: £16,969.85


Hertfordshire Freemasons fund Disordered Eating group

We're delighted to announce the opening of a specialist Disordered Eating Group at our Stevenage centre, thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire Freemasons.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Courage. Strength. Determination - Katie Carter's fundraising page

I'm raising money for The Living Room because I witness firsthand how the staff and volunteers make a huge difference to our clients' lives and help keep families whole.


Author: katie carter

Target amount: £1,000.00

Amount raised: £620.00

Family and Carer Referrals

Referrals for family relatives and carers


Author: Mark Wiseman

Our impact


The number of adults and children who accessed our services to receive treatment in 2018/19


is how much it costs to successfully treat a service user at The Living Room

10 months

The average stay in treatment for adults who then go on to stay in long term recovery


Success rate for treating clients suffering with alcohol addiction (compared to a national average of 33%)

Download our At a Glance sheet for a more detailed Impact report