New Hope drugs and alcohol service

More information and support can be found on our Drugs and alcohol advice home page.

Addiction is common and wherever you are and whatever your problem is, there are people who can help you.

New Hope provides a friendly, free and confidential service to anybody who is seeking help with a drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Refer yourself to New Hope

Take the first step in your recovery and make a self-referral to us. 

Refer yourself to New Hope

Professionals

To make a referral as a professional, download the relevant referral form below, fill it in and email it to new.hope@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Relapse Prevention Group

This programme is for anyone at the maintenance or abstinence stage in their recovery. At this stage you are attending 1 to 1 recovery support sessions and wanting to make progress. You are at the stage of potentially progressing to rehab.

The programme consists of 10 group sessions. Below are some of the themes we cover.

Motivation

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • what motivation is
  • what hinders our motivation
  • components of motivation
  • SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound) goals

Change

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • the spiral of change
  • obstacles in your recovery
  • breaking negative thought patterns
  • preparing for change
  • staying motivated
  • what prevents us from changing
  • the cycle of change and stages of relapse

Feelings and belief

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • understanding emotions and beliefs
  • self-belief
  • negative core belief

Assertiveness

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • understanding assertiveness
  • why it can be difficult to be assertive
  • understanding self-sabotage
  • listening

Anger

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • understanding anger
  • angry behaviour
  • anger and substances
  • anger management

Self-esteem

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • understanding self-esteem
  • the Johari Window
  • improving self-esteem

Health and wellbeing

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • the effects of stress and anxiety
  • myth busting and different perspectives
  • understanding anxiety
  • addition and mental health
  • long term effects of substance abuse

Triggers and urges

In this group session we look at the stages of recovery.

We look at:

  • understanding triggers and cravings
  • your personal triggers
  • thought managing
  • techniques for dealing with difficult situations

Other groups

Alcohol self-help group

This weekly group provides harm reduction and brief interventions around alcohol consumption.

We discuss the harm of alcohol, barriers and tips to quit drinking and coping strategies.

This group is for individuals starting their alcohol recovery journey who want to stop or manage their drinking.

Alcohol group

This group takes place over 3 sessions. It aims to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.

You will learn what alcohol does to your body and how it effects your emotional and mental wellbeing.

This group is for anyone at the preparation or maintenance stage in their recovery. At this stage you are attending 1 to 1 recovery support sessions and want to make progress in your recovery.

Cannabis group

This group takes place over 4 structured sessions. They will give you the skills and techniques to address your cannabis addiction.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • understanding what cannabis is
  • cannabis withdrawal
  • the effect cannabis has on your mental and physical health
  • recognising triggers and high risk situations
  • strategies for change
  • managing withdrawals

Guided meditation and relaxation

In this group you will learn breathing and relaxation techniques. You will learn how to practice mindfulness and view situations with a different perspective.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture

Ear acupuncture may help your recovery. If you feel this would be good for you then speak with your recovery facilitator. Acupuncture is available to all New Hope service users to help with cravings and anxiety.

Family and friends support group

This group offers support to family and friends of those going through addiction and the recovery process. You will learn how establishing boundaries and managing behaviours can help you cope with someone’s addiction. Read more about our family and friends support group.

Indian head massage

This popular, ancient healing system has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Performed while seated, this massage takes around 20 to 30 minutes. It works on the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face to help ease a variety of stress-related conditions and relieve muscular tension.

Growing hope

This therapeutic group takes place at Jealott’s Hill Community Land Share. You will learn to cultivate vegetables, salad leaves and flowers. The produce will be given to those who attend the group and other people who use the service.

Managing stress, depression and anxiety

This 4 week course is delivered by a dual diagnosis practitioner. It will help you to recognise, take control and overcome difficulties caused by depression, stress and anxiety.

Alcohol treatment requirement (ATR) group

This is an 8-week programme for people who have been given an ATR by the court. You will be required to attend 1 to 1 sessions for a set period of time.

Reducing offender behaviour group

This programme is for people who have been given a drug rehabilitation requirement by the court. You will be required to attend 1 to 1 sessions for a set period of time.

Drug Diversion Scheme (DDS)

The DDS supports young adults who have been referred after being stopped by the police in possession of drugs. The scheme is an alternative to being arrested. It aims to prevent young adults entering the criminal justice system and help them to understand the effects of substance misuse.

Other interventions

Other interventions available include:

  • assessments completed with you to create a plan for your recovery
  • support and intervention planning
  • 1 to 1 sessions with an allocated recovery facilitator
  • breaking free online
  • needle and syringe service
  • opiate substitute therapy clinic
  • blood bourne virus testing
  • access to Naloxone

Opening hours

Opening Times: 

  • Monday - 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4:30pm

Contact details

New Hope
Units 16/17 Market Street
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1JG

Phone: 01344 312360
Email: new.hope@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Other local services

Relate

Relate offers support and guidance face to face and over the phone. Under 18s can use Relateen.

Brooke House
54 High Street
Bracknell
RG12 1LL

Phone: 01189 876 161
Email: appointments@relateberkshire.org

Youth Justice Team

Bracknell Forest Council’s Youth Justice Team have staff available for support.

Youth Justice Team
76 Binfield Road
Bracknell
RG42 2AR

Phone: 01344 354300
Email: youth.offending-service@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Contact information

Drug and Alcohol Action Team

01344 312360