Exeter - RISE

Services we provide

Adult drug and alcohol
Friends and family
Mental health


  • Disabled access
  • Open evenings & weekends
  • Recovery cafe

What we offer

RISE Recovery was launched in April 2014, to provide drug and alcohol support across Devon. We have five offices located to cover the vast region and offer a range of support.

At RISE we offer a range of services, including:

  • Support for Family Members and Friends
  • Social and Recreational
  • Harm Minimisation
  • Medically Assisted Recovery
  • Mutual Aid
  • Helping Others
  • Education, Training and Employment
  • Addressing Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Independent Living Skills
  • An LGBT+ support group (PDF)

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers help RISE provide many services to our service users. As a volunteer you may co-facilitate a recovery therapeutic group such as recovery and relapse prevention, or a Cognitive-based mutual aid group SMART (Self Management And Recovery Training), MAP (Mutual Aid Partnership) both with additional training, MAP groups are eventually run by volunteers once trained and experienced. You might get involved in recovery focused activities such as football, gardening, walking groups, lifeskills - helping people with issues tangential to their substance issues such as applying for work, benefits, housing and also things like writing CVs and IT skills etc. There is also a duty role that is first point of contact for people referring themselves into the service, plus harm reduction/needle exchange, drug screens and liaising with GP surgeries, pharmacies and our own prescribers.

You can complete the online volunteer application at any stage and the Volunteer Coordinator will make contact with you. Click here to see our volunteer opportunities.


Mon: 9:00-17:00
Tue: 9:00-20:00
Wed: 9:00-17:00
Thu: 9:00-20:00
Fri: 9:00-17:00

“We have an exciting vision for RISE where hope, ambition and visible recovery is at the heart of the services we provide for service users and their families.”


“I appreciate the non-judgemental environment and how it’s about my goals and not what I should do or be.”

Service user