Promoting awareness and standards for Steps To Active Recovery

Across the UK, hundreds of thousands of people are affected by addiction, compulsive behaviour and habits such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, food and social media.

This is a community issue that requires a community approachSTAR is building a network of trained communities, comprised of individuals, churches and organisations that offer a comprehensive range of support, enabling individuals to be set free and live life to the full.

Join the UK’s growing recovery network

Join our network of trained & approved centres across the UK.

All organisations & groups are welcome to join this FREE service

Access to find out what recovery services are in your area

Easily signpost people needing help

Join the Free STAR Discovery Network, helping people find local support

Become a STAR approved church or community.

Invest in volunteer teams & individuals to see them grow in confidence & knowledge

Benefit from
the community working together.

STAR is unique in upskilling individuals, churches & teams to confidently offer support to people in or affected by addiction.

Join our network of trained & approved centres across the UK

Gain confidence in supporting those in recovery

Say goodbye to the pressure of running a ministry alone

Experience increased collaboration with others

Benefit from STAR training, courses & resources

Learn from experienced addiction professionals

What is STAR?

STAR is unique in upskilling individuals, churches & teams to confidently offer support to people in or affected by addiction.

Hear more about the origins of Steps To Active Recovery in a message from STAR Founder and Director, Emma Heath.

Used with permission from My Darkest Moment by Hope With God and the Luis Palau Association.

Who do we work with?

Individuals

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STAR is rooted in compassion, empathy, and evidence-based practices. We run two life courses each year for anyone needing support. Once a person is on a recovery journey we can help them to upskill as STAR Champions so that they can give back & help others struggling in the future.

Churches

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We know that many churches have a desire to help people in addiction, yet often don’t know where to start. We work to grow & invest in upskilling their volunteer teams with the confidence & knowledge to take active steps towards recovery, providing training, resources & coaching.

Partners

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Collaboration is key. We work alongside & partner with many great organisations, sharing resources & knowledge. This creates a stronger, more sustainable impact in the communities we serve. Together, we strive to make a meaningful difference & address the growing crisis of addiction in the UK.

Become a STAR member

Are you a church or community organisation with a heart to reach out to people in addiction in your community?

With a full package of membership benefits at only £20 per month we can journey with you to help many more people that come to your doors.

We provide training & resources in a modern, simple way, with the option to become nationally recognised through STAR Approval.

Don’t know where to start? Need some help and advice? Want to find out more? Interested in STAR Approval?

Contact us today and we will arrange a call from one of out STAR Team to explain more.

News, blog and articles

Do We Need to Change How We Talk About Addiction?

Do We Need to Change How We Talk About Addiction?

“If we change the culture on how people perceive addiction, we can change the whole dynamic of the church.” We caught up with Emma Heath, founder of STAR Steps To Active Recovery, who is on a mission to upskill the wider church to confidently deliver life-giving...