Help Me Stop, the UK’s first dayhab centre, has opened its doors in Acton, West London.

Adapted from an intensive outpatient model from Los Angeles, the centre adopts an affordable, non-residential treatment approach to tackle drug and alcohol dependency, designed specifically to fit around people’s work, study and childcare.

The centre’s opening coincides with recent research at King’s College London that has labelled alcohol-related problems in the UK as a “national epidemic”. Latest figures report that in England 10% of patients admitted to hospital are dependent on alcohol, 17% higher than a decade previous.

This rise has come at a time where Government budgets to provide related services have been cut by more than £100m since 2012. Consequently, in many areas, local authority provision to support those most in need are near non-existent, whilst expensive residential rehab facilities remain out of reach for most.

Help Me Stop is set to overcome these challenges. At £2,500, the five-week programme comes at just a fraction of the cost of traditional residential stays. The 160-hour programme follows the World Health Organisations guidelines for addiction treatment and is made up of a mixture of group work and one-to-ones with the team’s specialist therapists. Emphasis is also made on the involvement of family members and friends, supporting the improvement of relationships and increasing the chances of long-term recovery.

For more details about Help Me Stop and its exciting plans for expansion, please be in touch with Martin Sherwood at Kin Capital on 020 7843 0472 or, or Tim Smith, CEO, on 07768 337073 or