During primary care, an alcoholic or addict is introduced to many effective text book tools to help them manage their addiction. However, failure to apply the tools correctly back in ‘the real world’ often results in relapse and a costly return to primary treatment – so long as the consequences allow it.
Living Experiential Recovery (LER) at The Next Step is a highly effective, action-learning therapy which addresses ‘The Next Step’ in your recovery. Through direct physical immersion in activity we access emotion, and open up pathways for healthy change. LER-based secondary care and sober living is designed to build confidence in your recovery process, either after rehab, following a relapse, or at any point on your recovery journey when you feel your sobriety is significantly under threat.
LER is a practical, sensory recovery method, tailored to the individual. It helps addicts overcome fear of change, vulnerability, and build their inner resource for long-term sobriety. We look at it as ‘recovery resilience training’, which prepares you for the next step in your life.
How it Works?
We summarise LER through a 5,4,3,2,1 checklist – although there is never a specified timeframe applied to recovery.