Open Road

Open Road is a local charity providing confidential advice, support and treatment for anyone affected by drug and alcohol problems. Services available include:

  • Information, support and advice
  • One to one support
  • Family support
  • Structured day programme
  • A range of counselling services
  • Relapse prevention
  • Help and advice on gaining skills, training, education and employment opportunities
  • Outreach support

Open Road has recovery centres across Essex and Suffolk, including Clacton and Colchester, for a full list of our centres and outreach services please look at our website:

Contact us:

132a Wellesley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. CO15 3QD.

Tel: 01255 434186

5a Queen Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 2PG.

Tel: 01206 766096


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