The Next Step’s supportive environment and experiential recovery framework is based on 3 core paths: Secondary Care, Sober Living and Arrested Relapse. There are inevitably some common elements to each program, but also group sessions and 1-2-1 addiction counselling specific to the client’s unique recovery path.
Most clients choose to come to The Next Step during a transitional life phase. There is no typical length of stay at The Next Step, just as there is no ceiling on recovery. A true addict has their disease for life. So, in order to maintain emotional sobriety to remain physically sober, we require booster doses of self-care and emotional support many times along the way. Clients often benefit from 1-6 months at The Village, while others reside with us for 1-2 years. Our Living Experiential Recovery (LER) approach helps you to make small changes through every day activities, and becomes noticeably more effective the longer we are mindfully implementing it.
At the simplest level, our programs are categorised as follows:
Of the three programs, Arrested Relapse is inherently the most intensive. However all programs can be approached with as much or little intensity as is right for you – and this will be determined by you together with your counsellor.
At these often fearful times, we know that identification with others within supportive community living is the most powerful catalyst for change. Therefore every program schedule is carefully considered for the right balance of independence and togetherness.
At the end of your stay at The Next Step Village, our counsellors provide continued Aftercare support as required – either remotely via skype calls, or as an Outpatient at The Village. But once part of The Village, always part of The Village. We make sure you are fully equipped to re-connect with us at any point if you should need to.