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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. 

Crisis Connections

Help us raise £3000 to support our online counselling sessions during the Covid-19 Crisis.

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Author: Cerise James

Target amount: £3,000.00

Amount raised: £110.00

Fundraise

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.

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Author: Cerise James

Target amount: £20,000.00

Amount raised: £70.00

Fundraise

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.

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Author: Mark Wiseman

Family and Carer Referrals

Referrals for family relatives and carers

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Author: Mark Wiseman

Our impact

454

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

£2595

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

60%

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

News

  • Coronavirus Response Update

    We will continue to support our clients and work closely with our professional partners during this period. Read on for updates regarding our response to the Coronavirus. Read more

  • Coronavirus and our response

    We will continue to support our clients and work closely with our professional partners during this period. Read about the changes we are making in response to the Coronavirus. Read more

  • Diving below the surface of eating disorders

    This month marks the return of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Dive below the surface of eating disorders with our counsellors Max and Olivia. Read more