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Community Recovery in Essex

The Community Recovery programme in Essex is designed to help people with drug and alcohol problems receive abstinence-based treatment while residing in the community. The programme is currently a pilot and is been evaluated over the course of two years.

The centre is based within the local community at 9 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 9DB  T:  01376 349 237

Our treatment programme

There are many different elements to our structured day treatment programme which all contribute to helping you understand your addiction and supporting you as you begin your journey of recovery. The programme offers structured day treatment based on the SHARP (Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme) model.

You are invited to attend the programme starting with an induction week of three half days followed by 8 full-time weeks of six days. Clients can either choose the 12 Step approach or non-12 Step approach when starting the main programme. 

One-to-one work

This is when you work with one counsellor in a confidential setting to talk through the issues that may have made you vulnerable to addiction.

Group work

This is an opportunity to share your experiences of recovery with other people in a similar situation.

Relapse prevention

You will be guided on the best ways to ensure that you do not relapse.

Psycho-educational Workshops

You will be able to attend these interactive workshops which can be anything from recovery skills coaching to identifying and managing social pressures.

Our team

The programme is provided by our team of qualified counsellors and therapists with expertise in addictions counselling and treatment.

Your own support network

You can benefit from sharing recovery skills with a close group of peers with whom you spend each day whilst in treatment. This peer group can form the basis of a network of drug and alcohol free support once you leave the programme.

The SHARP programme encourages the use of self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; and SMART Recovery to support ongoing, long term recovery.

Referrals and eligibility

Detoxification is not provided however, clients must be at least 24 hours drug and alcohol free, have a desire to remain abstinent in the long term and be 18 years or over.

Individuals are offered the opportunity to attend for a pre-treatment visit by prior arrangement. Reports from other agencies may be required - for example: discharge summaries, risk assessments, psychiatric reports or mental health assessments. Referrals are only accepted from agencies involved in the Essex drug and alcohol partnership.

For further information please contact us on 01376 349 237 or email

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