Introduction to Change – for anyone new to treatment or those not quite ready to engage with structured support
This is a group programme that encourages you to explore motivation to change and supports the introduction to substitute prescribing (scripting) which can be offered as part of your treatment. This aims to improve your confidence to make decisions about your substance use. The group will consist of a 90 minute session, once a week for four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, you will have more information about the change process in general.
A group specifically focusing on alcohol use which helps you to explore the reasons behind your drinking and find different ways of coping. This is an informal group which aims to build peer support as well as increasing your knowledge and understanding around alcohol. It is an 8 week rolling programme so you can join at any time. The group runs for two hours every week.
Recovery Skills – This group is aimed at clients new to treatment or those who may be using regularly.
This programme builds upon Introduction to Change. It looks in more detail at the change process and helps you to set goals, develop coping strategies and support networks which can help you move forward with your recovery journey. This programme is delivered in a variety of ways including creative projects, film and games as we are that individuals learn in different ways. This group consists of two, two hour sessions each week over eighteen weeks.
Mindfulness – Aimed at clients who have stopped drinking/ using illicit substances, but may be prescribed substitute medication.
Another name for mindfulness is ‘awareness’. Mindfulness is about learning to live in the present, rather than in the past or an imagined future. Being mindful has two main effects: it makes you more aware of emotions or cravings coming up that need attending to, which makes slips and lapses less likely. Also, mindfulness has proven effects for helping you to deal with stresses and can make you less depressed and anxious. You will get the most from this programme if you take some time to practice some of the techniques outside of the group. You will be given a CD containing mindfulness exercises to help you with this. This group consists of two, two hour sessions each week.
Check back soon for more information about the groups we have available.Aimed at those who have started to take control of their use and are using less often.