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The Cambridge Recovery Service (CRS) is a service user and volunteer-led community-based service. They aim to help you build a sustained, holistic and purposeful lifelong recovery from addiction.
How to contact
Where to go
Countess Free Church
10 Chapel St
Ely CB6 1AD
CRS provide a safe and open space to enable those in all stages of recovery to learn from and support each other. They recognise the importance of community and connection in recovery, all their groups being led by a mix of staff and trained volunteers, most of whom have lived experience and all of whom believe passionately in helping others heal from addiction.
All of CRS’s groups and activities are drop in with no appointment needed to attend.
For those wanting additional support to attend, CRS can be contacted through their website and Facebook page. They are happy to connect you with the facilitator of the group for more information
CRS range of activities include:
Mutual aid groups– Recovery support focussed with the aim of people in recovery supporting people in recovery.
Arts and crafts sessions – CRS run a range of short and long term projects that you can get involved in. Contact them directly to find out what is currently running.
Recovery Café – Coffee morning style groups that run in local community settings where you can get involved in a variety of activities such as holistic therapies, arts & crafts and coffee & chats. These take place in the Countess Free Church.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture and other holistic activities – to aid in mindfulness and promote calm and relaxation.
Online and face to face meetings – CRS run a variety of online meetings that you can log into.
SMART Recovery – this mutual aid group is a peer led session which aims to support people with the tools and techniques to manage their recovery. For more info click here.
Friends and Family support meetings – There sessions are aimed at supporting the family, friends and carers of those impacted by substance misuse and addiction. For more info click here.
This service is free.
Note that there are three different churches on Chapel Street; Countess Free Church is across the road from the white Lighthouse. There are six spaces in front for disabled parking; other parking is available at free car parks off St Mary’s Street and Barton Road. See more information here.