Addiction, Recovery, Community, Hillingdon Service (Arch)

Arch is a free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon.

Old Bank House 64 High Street Uxbridge
Greater London, UB8 1JP
United Kingdom

01895 207777



Many people turn to drink or drugs as a way of dealing with negative feelings, such as depression, stress, trauma or anxiety.

We work with people at any stage of their alcohol or drug difficulties to provide a single point of access to assessment and treatment, for problems.

We recognise the importance of providing treatment for both the substance misuse problem, as well as any associated emotional / mental health issues.

In this film, we meet the Hillingdon ARCH team – a mental health team that is an integrated partnership model addiction treatment service. This film features Dr Jeffrey Fehler - Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Deepti Shah-Armon – Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Grant – a former service user.

Our service includes:

  • Assessment and individual personal recovery plans
  • Advice and information on reducing harm
  • Needle exchange
  • Smoking cessation
  • Specialist psychosocial interventions
  • Specialist pharmacological treatments for help with drug and alcohol problems (to manage withdraw cravings etc)
  • Specialist detoxification programmes to manage withdrawal symptoms and safely wean you off drugs and alcohol
  • One-to-one and group therapies aimed at getting to the core of the problem, coming up with ways to deal with cravings and avoid repeating past mistakes
  • Motivation and support from those that have previously had problems with alcohol or drugs and who have successfully overcome them
  • Group activities and social networks, including men and women’s groups, relapse prevention and life skills advice
  • Joint working with employment agencies, training providers and housing associations to help
    you get back on track
  • Evening and weekend social drop-in and activities with the opportunity to volunteer and build new social networks to help your recovery.

Our team

We employ; nurses, doctors, recovery workers, social workers, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists. We also offer an accredited peer mentor programme and provide volunteering opportunities and activities for all service users. 

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Where can you find this service?

Arch website