About us

Open Road is a registered charity that provides support for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol across Essex and Suffolk. We also work with the Norfolk & Suffolk Probation Trust.

Our mission is to empower individuals, families and communities in their journey of recovery from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Open Road is a leading provider of drug and alcohol services in the East of England. In 2010 Open Road celebrated 20 years of delivering high quality services to enable individuals and families to recover from the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol.

Last year in numbers...

  • £2.9m

    Budget funded through Drug and Alcohol Action Teams, Primary Care Trusts, Big Lottery and donations

  • +3000

    People helped over the course of 2012/2013 with drug and alcohol related problems

  • +75%

    Successfully completed structured treatment programmes with Open Road

  • 13

    Centres for drug and alcohol treatment across and Essex and Suffolk

  • +290

    people involved- 90 Staff and over 200 Volunteers


  • Who we are

    Meet some of the people behind our organisation. Board of Trustees, Senior Management and Service managers

  • History

    Open Road was established in 1990 by Richard Ashrowan and Bridie McElroy at their home in Colchester.