Recovery support with Breaking Free Online

Breaking Free Online is a confidential treatment and recovery programme developed to help you through recovery from drugs or alcohol.

It takes an evidence-based approach to provide 24/7 support, which you can access anywhere and anytime from a smartphone or computer.

Our service provides free access to the programme to all of our clients across South Tyneside.

Please watch the video below to see how Breaking Free Online can support you and reinforce your recovery.


The coronavirus pandemic has meant we’ve all had to change the way we do things, and for a lot of people who use our service, this meant accessing our online support.

Breaking Free Online also provides people with the option to access great support outside of STARS’s usual working hours.

It is offered as one part of a support package for people we help. If you want to sign up, speak to your Recovery Coordinator, or contact us by phone or email.