Welcome to STARS

South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service offer a free, confidential, and non-judgemental service for people who are affected by alcohol and/or drugs. You must be a resident of South Tyneside and over 18 years old to access this service.
The service is delivered in partnership by Humankind and Spectrum CIC.
We provide a tailored and individual support programme to help you on your recovery journey.

Everyone’s recovery from an addiction is different. Your recovery journey is based on the goals you would like to achieve. We offer a range of evidence-based interventions designed to support change.

We are based between Unit 5, 6, 7 and 19 of Cookson House. We also provide support from different community venues across South Tyneside, which helps us deliver your service into your local community.

If you use drugs or alcohol every day and notice withdrawal symptoms when you are not, you should not stop using suddenly.  Stopping suddenly can cause harmful withdrawal symptoms. Get in touch with us for support to reduce safely.