Living-Recovery is a community based addiction recovery programme based at the Victory Centre in Portswood. Although Christian based it is open to men and women of any faith or no belief system. Started in July 2017 with a fully qualified, experienced addiction recovery manager, clients are given the tools, support, counselling and mentoring to enable them to live addiction free, to achieve their goal, regain their place in society and to become employable. We have an excellent success rate.
The client works through the programme at his/her own pace, choosing how long to sign up for, with the minimum being 3 months. Each of the 4 stages of the programme lasts 12 weeks. On each stage of the journey the client is supported. As the programme is community based, support is also available to the client’s family and can be available once the client has completed the programme.
- Equip people to live a new life
- Enable people with addictions to be set free from addictive lifestyles , become employable and to be restored to their families.
The programme is
- happens daily
- involves recovery and therapeutic intervention
Benefits of a day recovery programme:
- Daily life issues can be confronted and worked through as they arise in a safe environment
- It's possible to work with the service-user's family and enable them to build a strong, effective local support network which is essential for sustained recovery
- Opportunity for building communities of recovery in Southampton
- Key working with individual service users
- Mentoring and counselling
- Education (if appropriate) : i.e. Maths, English, IT (plus 1 to 1 tuition for service users with dyslexia)
- Therapies i.e. art, sport and music
- Life skills: i.e. money management, hygiene, parenting skills etc.
- Toxic thinking workshops
- Daily thought for the day and weekly worship
- Facilitation groups (where service users can share issues arising in their recovery in a safe and positive environment)
- Shared lunch, prepared by service users
- Client days out
- Preparing for special events
- Opportunities for voluntary work placements and further education
- Signing in and signing out sessions
Addictions covered: gambling, self-harm, prescription drugs, cannabis/cocaine/crack, over-the-counter medications, sex addiction/pornography, video games/computer, body building/excessive exercise, steroids, job (workaholism), eating disorders, phobias, social media, television, shopping, high risk sports, alcoholism, smoking, tobacco, aerosol/thinners/solvents etc.
We are working with ISAAC International (International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition) who are providing staff training, policies, guidelines, procedures and staff supervision for the first two years.
If you would like to be considered for a place please call the Living-Recovery Manager on 07736167600. If you'd like to donate to this please see our donate page or for any further details please email the project co-ordinator: Rev Margaret Hague, at email@example.com
Celebrating the success of 9 months clean and sober and the completion of an external week-long course for the provision of part-time employment.