Recovery and Family Support 

The recovery and family support service in Derby is provided by Aquarius who help individuals and families who are affected by drug and alcohol use.

Who is the service for?

The service offers support to:

  • Individuals who want recovery support for drug and alcohol misuse
  • Families when a parent uses drugs or alcohol
  • People affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use
  • 10-18 year olds affected by a parent or carer who uses drugs or alcohol.

What does the service do?

1. Recovery Support 

Depending on your needs and goals the service offers a range of recovery activities throughout the week to help people achieve and maintain their recovery goals. The service provides additional support which compliments traditional drug and alcohol treatment and focuses on helping people to make positive changes to their life. This can include one-to-one support, group support or opportunities to try out new activities and make friends with like-minded people. The service also provides people with the opportunity to meet and learn from peer mentors who are also moving through the recovery process.

The latest recovery activity programme is available here recovery activity timetable 2017

2. Support for family members 

Living with someone who has a drug or alcohol problem can be worrying and stressful. The service provides one-to-one support for adults affected by someone else's drug and alcohol use and also runs a young carers programme called Choices for young people 10-18 years who are affected by a parent or carers alcohol or drug use. The service provides a safe place for you to talk about your concerns and can help you to develop coping strategies to manage difficult situations.

3. Support for parents who use 

If you are a parent with a drug or alcohol problem extra support can be provided. The service works with the whole family to support parents through their drug or alcohol treatment. They offer extra support to minimise the impact of drug and alcohol use on children and support families when parental drug or alcohol use leads to concerns about children's wellbeing.

Contact Information

Depending on your needs the service provides appointments in the home, at different community venues as well as at St Andrews House, St Peters Church Yard and 2 Wilson Street.

Recovery and Family Support Service (Aquarius).

St Andrews House
201 London Road

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Call: 0300 790 0265 (Option 3 on menu for Aquarius)