The Recovery Process

Pathway to recovery

...step by step and at a pace to suit

Lighthouse runs structured, step by step, therapeutic programmes which have been created to meet a wide range of needs. The team of qualified and experienced staff work closely with both clients and their families to provide a truly person-centred care, rehabilitation and reintegration service.

Step 1

Groundwork foundations

Whilst remaining drug and alcohol free throughout, the journey to recovery starts out the clients being aware of the impact that their behaviour and addiction has in their circle of life.

Things to expect include:

  • A support network that provides clients with a safe and living environment to focus on their goals towards recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Qualified and experienced Recovery Workers (some that have undergone personal recovery themselves, giving key support that emphasises on a deeper level with the struggles the clients face).
  • Over 40 hours of therapeutic and recovery focussed activities each week, inclusive of: group work, 1-2-1 sessions, counselling support, writing courses, mentoring, reading and writing, use email and social media, lectures and course work, interactive role play (dram work) and music classes.
  • Leisure activities (use of fitness suite).
  • Family and visitor day.
  • Help to retrain the brain - the TFB triangle (thoughts, feelings, behaviours) from those thoughts associated with the cycle of addiction.
  • Tool box task: preparing to deal with obstacles and equipping clients with tools to take apart anything that prevents them from the next step in recovery.

Step 2

Changing interiors

Developing a deeper understanding of addictive behaviour, clients are equipped with the correct tools to tackle aims, goals and skills for long term recovery. Clients also take charge of their own health and actively participate in external events.

Things to expect include:

  • Structured therapeutic programme for those who completed the first stage.
  • Breaking down walls that block the road to recovery (brick by brick).
  • Develop and manage skills to maintain recovery plans.
  • Build on self esteem, confidence, acceptance, and to be purpose driven.
  • Develop daily living skills to promote independence.

Step 3

Open doors

Managing the clients long term steps to recovery with practical guidance on controlling their addiction and living independently within and/or in a interdependent environment.

Things to expect include:

  • Minimum 6 months in our ‘Open Door’ residential reintegration programme.
  • Providing critical space between 24 hour support to independent living with support links at hand.
  • Reduction from our ‘HUB’ with housing enquiries and support, benefit advice, college courses, access courses, skills training, voluntary work, and employment skills.
  • ‘Work you week’ - developing a weekly planner that keeps clients safe, well and on track with achieving goals.

Our Clients Say

Being here is about so much more than your addiction.

You are given the opportunity to start a whole new way of life…

Respite care

Lighthouse offers respite care for clients who need some short term extra support to help them get their lives back on track.