Residential Recovery Programme
The Structured Day Programme is not medical or psychiatric, the approach is holistic with emphasis on a healthy, balanced and structured lifestyle.
For many, becoming free from alcohol and drugs is not the hardest part of overcoming an addiction. Maintaining a substance free lifestyle is the bigger challenge and there are usually deep and complex underlying reasons for this.
Causes may be one or more of: – abuse suffered as a child, abandonment, the loss of a loved one, low self-esteem, family violence with physical or psychological abuse, or a failed relationship. These are not easy issues to face at the best of times, but much harder when combined with the additional challenge of recovering from dependency on alcohol or drugs. No matter what the reasons were when a woman first started to misuse use alcohol or drugs or other use other addictive behaviours, once a pattern of abusing has been established she may not be able to see any other way of coping. After a long history of substance abuse, a woman may be swamped by an avalanche of painful emotions and physical trauma. This can be overwhelming for the person and their loved ones – especially when unprepared for it, and not knowing what’s happening or what to do, indeed initially, recovery may take a person a long way outside their comfort zone.
This is crucial time when additional support is essential for someone to be able to learn and develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce the chance of returning to destructive behaviours.
We offer several elements of support including Residential Recovery and a Structured Day Programme
• 12 steps Programme
• Life’s Healing Choices
• Relapse prevention
• Individual Support Plans
• Spiritual Growth
• Self Esteem
• Relationship Skills
• Parenting Support
• Works skills training
• Anger management
• Healthy Eating
• Animal Care
• Horse riding
• Woodwork skills
• Land maintenance
• Creative Well-being group
• Visits to local attractions or events
Parenting Support sessions and courses are available according to need.
Residents are encouraged to be involved in planning as well as participating in various activities. Childcare is available at our OFSTED registered Day Nursery to care for children of Recovery Centre Residents whilst they engage in the programme.
Residents of the freedom2live programme live at Oldfield Farm, a 4-bed self-contained Grade II listed farmhouse during Stage one (4-9 months). This offers a peaceful, rural setting, that allows reflection and relaxation, with the opportunity to take walks in the beautiful Goyt Valley.
Referrals related to life-controlling dependencies – such as drugs or alcohol – will be considered for a place on our Recovery programme.
Individuals may approach us directly or they can be be referred by Voluntary and Statutory Agencies, GPs, Police, Probation, Community Drug/Alcohol teams, Health and Social workers, Christian organisations and Churches.