Second stage treatment

For individuals who have completed abstinence-based treatment whilst in custody and have remained abstinent and connected to the recovery community. In addition to engaging in a full-time treatment programme, 2nd Stage treatment includes a comprehensive resettlement programme, to support individuals with housing, education, training and employment.

  • A full time programme of group work including workshops on addiction, recovery and related topics, group therapy, daily client-led meditation, weekly client-led goals group, 12-Step lectures and study group, individual assignment groups and a weekly community meeting
  • One-to-one counselling sessions focused around the client’s individual treatment plan (amount and frequency dependent on individual needs)
  • Access to 12-Step fellowship meetings in the community
  • Support with financial/legal issues, tenancy management, budgeting, nutrition, education/vocational, housing and resettlement needs (both in-house and via links with specialised external agencies)
  • Monthly progress reporting to care managers, funders, probation officers and regular multi-agency review meetings
  • Accommodation in a one bedroom, self-contained flat attached to the main site with support to live independently
  • Client ‘meet and greet’ service- new admissions can be met directly from at the prison gates and brought safely to The Bridges.
  • Regular group outings and social activities
  • Access to GP, dentists, opticians and other health services
  • Access to local gym
  • 24/7 staff cover including on-call counsellor support