Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (STaRS)

In Essex we have introduced a new way of delivering care to substance misusers in the community called Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (Essex STaRS), under which all our services users will be looked after by one of a number of new specialist teams.

The service provides:

  • Comprehensive assessment and recovery care planning
  • 1:1 support and care co-ordination
  • Advice and information
  • Stabilisation
  • Counselling and relapse prevention
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Community detoxification
  • Support for service users, relatives and carers
  • Substitute prescribing for opiate addiction
  • Assessments for residential detoxification and rehabilitation
  • Pre-sentence reports and liaison with criminal justice services for those who have drug or alcohol related offences
  • Liaison with GPs, hospitals and rehabilitation units
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations and Hepatitis C testing and referral to treatment
  • Facilitation of rehabilitation
  • Care management

Where service is based

South Essex STaRS
13 Southview Road
Essex SS16 4ER
Mid Essex STaRS
Mansard House
107-109 New London Road
Essex CM2 0PP
North Essex STaRS
5a Queen Street
Essex CO1 2PG
West Essex STaRS
7 – 9 West Gate
Essex CM20 1JS

How to contact service

South Essex STaRS (Basildon)
Telephone: 01268 534475 – 9.00-17.00

Mid Essex STaRS (Chelmsford)
Telephone: 01245 348837 – 9.00-17.00

North Essex STaRS (Colchester)
Telephone: 01206 710757 – 9.00-17.00

West Essex STaRS (Harlow)
Telephone: 01279 425989 – 9.00-17.00