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The Living Room Hertfordshire is an award winning addiction recovery charity, founded in 2000. Our centres in Hertfordshire are in Stevenage and St Albans, staffed by highly-trained counsellors with lived experience of addiction themselves.  We offer free, day-time, group counselling, peer support and workshop therapies using the 12-step programme.  Fortunately, we have a free crèche in Stevenage.  

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.

Stories from The Living Room

The Living Room St. Albans is delighted to announce a very special event which will involve an evening filled with stories, poetry, song and speech.




Tickets: From £6.00

Author: Cerise James

Location: St. Paul's Church,Blandford Road, St Albans

It's Never Too Late To Get Active

Hertfordshire County Council are launching a new campaign on 23rd April 2018 called ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’, which encourages older adults in Hertfordshire to become more active.


Author: Mark Wiseman

Amelia’s Story

Amelia's life became unbearable because it was dominated by the behaviour of her son, who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. She suffered extreme violence at his hands is now receiving counselling treatment at The Living Room for her co-dependency.


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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?


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

General Donation

In 2018, we are aiming to raise £20,180 in our general appeal. This represents the cost of successfully treating eight clients at our main counselling group.


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Target amount: £20,000.00

Amount raised: £8,721.85


Our impact


The number of adults and children who accessed our services to receive treatment in 2017/18


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%)


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    The Living Room St. Albans is delighted to announce a very special event which will involve an evening filled with stories, poetry, song and speech. Read more

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