Secondary treatment

Following primary treatment, many people will be able to return to a safe and supportive home environment where they can continue to progress their recovery. Others may not have access to a stable family life or the mutual aid and social networks that are critical to sustaining an abstinent lifestyle.

For those people, we offer a less intensive but equally effective secondary treatment programme designed to support ongoing recovery. This programme teaches people how to manage high-risk situations and to practice and embed the relapse prevention skills and strategies they learned in primary treatment.

Within secondary treatment individuals are expected to participate in:

Education and awareness:

exploring self-motivation, relapse prevention and inter-personal relationships.

Transitional group therapy:

focused on developing positive attitudes and behaviours and developing resilience and commitment to change.

Health and wellbeing:

activities integrated with community-based mutual aid and social supports.

Aftercare planning:

developing a care plan for social reintegration.

Building recovery capital:

developing personal, social and community resources to support a life beyond addiction.