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Residential Detox and Rehab

Supporting your recovery every step of the way

Guide to our groups

Residential Detox and Rehab Guidance to Groups

The rehab’s group programme was designed by Turning Point’s Consultant Clinical Psychologist in consultation with service users, staff and stakeholders. It provides a holistic approach to an individual’s recovery and allows them to separate their thoughts, emotions and behaviours whilst seeing how all these separate parts interact.

Over the evenings and weekends residents are encouraged to use free time to pursue social and diversionary activities. This can include events arranged in the services such as quizzes, film nights cooking competitions or complementary therapies etc. Each setting is different (please see separate service timetables) but as guide activities include:

  • Linking into local events/groups/activities residents could participate in. These often include; guided walks, sightseeing trips and local events.
  • Linking into local recovery support and mutual aid groups e.g. acupuncture, AA/NA, women’s groups etc.
  • Providing supported access to short courses including computers, basic skills, painting, etc.
  • Negotiating reductions at local leisure and sports centres
  • Arranging for local services/groups/careers advice/colleges to come in and provide talks including health promotion teams offering advice and guidance on health and wellbeing.
  • Offer (where appropriate) complementary therapies, aimed at improving general well-being.

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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is concerned with balancing the body’s systems and can help to reduce cravings.

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • Community Meeting

    A group for service users to talk about what is working in the service and what could be better – Your chance to have a say.

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • Family Support

    Smithfield recognises the important role relationships with families and loved ones can have in recovery journeys and, as such, we offer bespoke support to families/carers (family support group and one-to-ones). Smithfield staff encourage service users to include ‘significant others’ in their assessment and recovery planning. The service also offers managed (within visiting times) contact with loved ones and facilitates parents undergoing detox to maintain contact with their children. Smithfield has a dedicated family room with age appropriate toys that can support this aspect of their recovery.

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • British Red Cross Training

    British Red Cross training for service users offering first aid and health and safety training to help service users prepare for emergencies which may happen at work, at home, or when they are out.

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • Peer Support Group

    A popular peer support group led by trained Peer Mentors and ex-Smithfield ‘graduates’ every Sunday

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • House Meeting

    A group for service users to talk about what is working in the service and what could be better – Your chance to have a say.

    (Available at: Stanfield House, Chester Rehab, Leigh Bank)
  • Recovery Skills

    Eight-week program adapted and made more intensive for residential setting and covering core elements associated with improved treatment outcomes. Emphasis is placed on acquiring and practising new skills and building on social support structures. Sessions include looking at:

    • Motivation and Change
    • Internal and External Influences
    • Values and Decision Making
    • Relationships, Meaning and Strengths
    • Cravings, Urges and Communication
    • Internal and External Resources
    • Looking after the basics
    •  States of Mind and Planning Ahead
    Monday to Friday
    (Available at: Smithfield, Stanfield House, Chester Rehab, Leigh Bank)
  • Mood Management

    Three modules looking at Crisis Survival, Emotion Regulation and Effective Relationships.  Each module contains eight two-hour sessions.

    Monday to Friday
    (Available at: Smithfield, Stanfield House, Chester Rehab, Leigh Bank)
  • SMART Recovery Groups

    SMART stands for ‘Self -Management And Recovery Training’ and is a programme to help people manage their recovery by supporting participants to decide whether they have a problem, build up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support their recovery.

    (Available at: Smithfield)
  • Mindfulness

    24 sessions aimed at helping people develop and practice mindfulness skills

    Monday to Friday
    (Available at: Smithfield, Stanfield House, Chester Rehab, Leigh Bank)
  • Breaking Free Online Support

    A computer or app-based programme for those with substance misuse and mental health problems. We know that a high proportion (up to 80%) of those seeking recovery from dependency also experience anxiety and low mood. Supplementing group sessions with guided self-help (Breaking Free) embeds skill use and gives our service users access to continue with them when they leave the detoxification unit as part of the aftercare package.

    Open to all
    (Available at: Smithfield)
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