July 3, 2019 – You might have safely detoxed in hospital or a rehab centre, but maintaining your new-found sobriety can often be the most difficult part. It can take a long time to secure a place in rehab via the NHS – as drug and alcohol services have continually seen extensive funding cuts. Those with disposable income might be able to get a place in a plush private treatment centre within days, but it’s not an option for most. Either way, even after a spell in rehab, life must go on. And having a safe and supportive place to go, that’s free of shame and stigma, is key. This is where the recovery café comes into play.