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At our commissioned service, START (Slough Treatment Advice and Recovery Team), we provide confidential advice, support and intervention for individuals 18 years and older. Each client will be assessed by our highly experienced team of drug and alcohol workers. Thorough assessment enables our team to establish exactly what your needs are in regards to substance misuse treatment and reintegration into society.

All clients are assessed on an individual basis and care is taken when deciding on suitable treatment. We recognise that each client is different, which is why we provide tailor-made recovery plans to suite lifestyles, family commitments, work, education and religion.

Our recently updated service has been heavily scrutinized to ensure that the community and its people are cared for when it comes to drug and alcohol treatment. We are very excited about our new service and all that it has to offer your road to recovery.

What can I expect during my first appointment at START?

The client will be asked to attend an initial assessment which usually lasts up to one hour at a time. During this initial consultation, the client will be asked a serious of personal questions about their current drug or alcohol problem, lifestyle, family life, current medical conditions and medications and past traumas that may have led them to develop a substance misuse issue. A recovery plan and analysis or required treatment plan maybe developed at that time if applicable; or a referral to a more suitable service will take place.  

After the initial consultation the client maybe taken on to a caseload and is then assigned a key-worker who will help develop a recovery plan and provide other support which may include:

- Psychosocial intervention

- Clinical prescribing

- Complementary therapies

- Family intervention

- Counselling

- Group work 

 For more details or to book an appointment, go to our Drug and Alcohol Services page.

What if the client is a young person (under 18) who would like information and/or support around drugs and alcohol?

The DAAT commission Turning Point to provide a Young Peoples service in Slough for clients aged under 18 with drug and / or alcohol issues. Go here to find out more.

I am an injecting user - what support can I receive?

The DAAT work with local pharmacies to provide a needle exchange where you can access clean injecting equipment and brief advice about Blood Borne Viruses and other interventions.

Drop into our specialist NEX at START (Elliman Resource Centre, 27 Pursers Court, Off Elliman Avenue, Slough, SL2 5DL) or anywhere you see this sign and speak with the pharmacist:  


You can also call the service on 01753 692548.


Participating pharamcies are:

    • - Boots the Chemists, 178-184 High Street, Slough, SL1 1JR - OPEN 7 days a week

    • - Boots the Chemists (Retail Park), Unit 731, Retail Park, 298 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4DX - OPEN 7 days a week

    • - C G Harrisons Pharmacy, 7 Kennedy Parade, Twist Way, Slough, SL2 2BF

    • - Crystal Pharmacy ,239 Farnham Road, Slough, SL2 1DE

    • - John Ross Pharmacy, 112 Stoke Road, Slough, SL2 5AP

    • - K Pharmacy, 400 Farnham Road, Slough, SL2 1JA

    • - Kamal Enterprises Ltd, 16 Chalvey Road West, Slough, SL1 2PN

    • - Khatkar Chemist, 9 Villiers Road, Slough, SL2 1NW

    • - Lloyds Pharmacy, 18 Parlaunt Road, Langley, SL3 8BB

    • - Lloyds Pharmacy, 10 Upton Lea Parade, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5JU - OPEN 7 days a week

    • - Lloyds Pharmacy, 417 Bath Road, Cippenham, Slough, SL1 5QL

    • - Lloyds Pharmacy, 188 High Street, Slough, SL1 1JS

    • - Willow Pharmacy, 2 Willow Parade, Meadfield Road, Langley, SL3 8HD - OPEN 7 days a week