Addiction Recovery Agency

King's Court
King Street

0117 9300282

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About us

ARA provides a range of therapeutic services for people with drug or alcohol misuse problems in Bristol and North Somerset.( We also provide one to one counselling in those areas and in other parts of the South West for people expereincing problems with gambling). Services include information and advice, individual counselling, groupwork, structured day programmes( requiring daily attendance), residential rehabilitation programmes, relapse prevention and aftercare. ARA also provides a range of supported housing offering shared or self contained accommodation plus a floating support service for those seeking support in their own homes. Community based services are free and residential services require funding usually available from a local authority subject to assessment of need.

Training, qualifications & experience

ARA has been providing drug and alcohol treatment services for over 22 years and employs over 70 staff. Most of its services are provided under contract arrangments with local authority and health service commissioning bodies. ARA works closely with other relevant agencies including GPs as appropriate.

All ARA's counselling staff are qualified to diploma level and other staff hold relevant qualifications. ARA employs volunteer counselling staff in its Alcohol Misuse Service alongside permament staff, who maybe counselling diploma students in training and subject to regular supervision and support.

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Areas of counselling we deal with

        Therapies offered


        Residential fees vary according to housing status and where you currently live. Please contact ARA directly for further information.

        Maps & Directions

        Bristol, BS1 4EF

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified