Druglink's objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by substance misuse, their families & communities. We achieve this through our Pathway of Prevention, Recovery & Reintegration.
Druglink is a registered charity that was set up in 1984 to meet the increasing need to support people affected by substance misuse, both drug and alcohol. We are based in Hertfordshire, but offer support across the UK.
We don't just offer a short-term rehabilitation plan, we focus on the reintegration of our clients into their local communities, making us a unique treatment organisation. We strive to give people with substance misuse problems the chance to build a better future.
We want to help build awareness around substance addiction in order to increase understanding in local communities. An increase in public awareness will help us grow our service and reduce problems related to drug and alcohol misuse within the community.
We recognise the importance of education around substance use, and aim to help people develop the skills and knowledge to make their own, informed decisions. Druglink Prevention delivers this education in two ways: Our Training Programmes inform people why different substances are used and their effects and impacts. We also facilitate a Diversion Scheme in partnership with UK Police Forces.
For those who have been affected by substance use - whether their own, or from friends or family - we offer
a number of services aimed at easing and supporting recovery. Oxygen Recovery is our drug and alcohol rehabilitation service that offers a two year pathway of supported accommodation. We also partner with New Leaf College, Hertfordshire’s Wellbeing College.
Once in recovery it’s essential for individuals to develop the skills and confidence needed to enable them to re-enter society. We work with a number of agencies and local businesses to provide our service users with a pathway for volunteering to paid work. We also run our own social enterprise, Coffee Ethic, which offers work experience and drives the path to reintegration.
1 december 2017
Druglink announced today that Sarah Clark and Derek Heath have been promoted to the roles of Joint Chief Executive having both been part of the Druglink team for a number of years. These are the first Joint Chief Executive roles within Druglink, and Sarah and Derek are taking on the positions having made significant contributions to the growth and development of the charity and its pathway.
24 July 2017
Coffee Ethic is a finalist in the 2017 Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards in the category: Service to the Community. The award looks for food and/or drink-led initiatives that aim to inspire and educate local communities.
26 April 2017
We're delighted to announce that Druglink was a Finalist in the UK Housing Awards 2017 category: An outstanding approach to meeting specialist housing needs.
The UK Housing Awards are widely recognised as the leading awards in the sector, highlighting the organisations, individuals and projects that are leading the way in affordable housing - we're extremely happy to be part of this group and that the service we provide through Oxygen Recovery has been recognised.