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Treatment Programme

ANA offers a twelve week abstinence based primary treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. In addition, we offer individually tailored detoxification programmes. Our aim is to help our clients rebuild their lives, to gain in confidence and self-worth and to really believe that they can live a healthy, responsible and productive life, free of addictive substances.

The Programme is also available to others who have graduated from primary treatment with another provider, or who simply require the services offered in our secondary stage.

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Detoxification

ANA offers a detoxification programme to individuals aged 18 and over. We accept public, and private funded clients. ANA offer Detoxification from drugs and alcohol under supervision of a GP and a nurse. detoxification from mood altering chemicals will give clients the opportunity to live life free from substances, and enter society with a fresh chance to engage with their community.

Clients are provided with accommodation, and may have a Roommate for their safety, during the first couple of days. Clients will be a member of the ANA community, will engage with a structured timetable and attend group therapy. Clients will be given a keyworker who will provide one-to-one key-work sessions, focused around the individual client’s needs. Prior to your admission, you will have an initial assessment. You will have the opportunity to have a tour of the building if your assessment is carried out at ANA and have any questions answered.

When you arrive on the first day of treatment:

  • You will meet with the doctor, and your medication will be prescribed.
  • You will go through the admission process, this involves an assessment, meeting the staff team and being shown your room.
  • You will meet your peers and your ‘Buddy’ – this is a member of the community who has been in Primary Treatment for a period who can provide you with peer support
  • Staff are on hand 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have

Detoxification programmes for alcohol are often 10 days, detox times from drugs can vary. Specifics will be discussed during your initial interview.

ANA recognises that clients completing a detox may have different needs to the rest of the community, and may need more rest. Clients will agree, prior to and upon admission, to engage with the ANA timetable. This timetable has been specially designed for our detox clients. If circumstances allow, once the programme has been completed, clients are welcome to procure a Primary Treatment Programme.

Primary Treatment

The ANA Primary Treatment programme is available to everyone over the age of 18. We welcome private, and public funded clients. The Primary Treatment programme features:

  • Accommodation, laundry facilities and leisure activities.
  • One-to-one sessions with Key worker.
  • Care plan – updated with progress and individual need.
  • Learning life skills, and tools to be used in continued recovery.
  • Group therapy with peers; beginning with exploring the disease model of addiction.
  • Individuals will present their life-story, and written step-work.
  • AA, NA and CA will attend ANA to provide private meetings for our clients during the week.
  • Workshops – topics are often client led and include relapse prevention, relationships, The 12 Steps, family dynamics and conflict resolution, among others.
  • Regular drug testing.
  • Personalised medical regime if required.
  • A graduation ceremony upon completion of your Primary Treatment programme.

Prior to your Primary Treatment admission, you will have an initial assessment:

  • The programme will be explained.
  • You will be given a tour of the building if assessment carried out at ANA.
  • We can identify individual needs.

When you arrive on the first day of Primary Treatment:

  • You will go through our admission process, meet the staff team and be shown to your room.
  • You will meet your peers and your ‘Buddy’ – this is a member of the community who has been in Primary Treatment for a period who can provide peer support.
  • If you are undergoing a detox as part of your treatment, you will meet with the doctor, and your medication will be prescribed.
  • Staff are on hand 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

ANA is flexible in treatment durations, so we can meet the needs of individual clients. The Primary Treatment programme can run for 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks. If you require a different treatment time, this will be discussed during your initial interview.

Secondary Treatment

ANA views Secondary Treatment as applying the tools learned in primary treatment and developing them into strategies for lifelong living and abstinence. Clients are admitted following a secondary assessment provided that they have received primary treatment (at ANA or another treatment centre). Clients live independently with other peers in ANA’s centrally located houses, making their own way daily to ANA’s secondary centre in Southsea to attend counselling, groups, workshops and education lectures.

All clients will have an individual care plan to identify their practical needs (independent living skills) that go hand in hand with therapeutic needs. The Programme features:

  • Practicing how to use the tools you learned in Primary Treatment.
  • Experience of living clean in the community.
  •  Opportunities to learn how to deal with real life stresses and take responsibility.
  •  Learning how to enjoy life and have fun without alcohol, drugs or self-defeating behaviour.
  • Keeping yourself healthy and knowing what is right for you.
  • Development of a recovery support network.
  • Full staff support through emotional and practical issues in therapeutic group sessions and 1:1 sessions with Key-worker.
  • Weekly workshops including relapse prevention, relationships, the 12 Steps, communication, conflict resolution and personal goal setting skills.
  • Weekly ACT groups used to support goal setting and addressing negative thinking.
  • Attendance at a minimum of 4 AA, NA and, or CA meetings per week.
  • Referral and advocacy regarding resettlement in Portsmouth.
  • A graduation ceremony upon completion of your secondary treatment programme.
  •  Post-graduation support.

Third Stage Treatment

Third Stage Treatment is a natural progression from secondary treatment, providing clients with the opportunity to begin independent lives in the community with a support network behind them at all times. This strengthens the practical foundations of living in the community clean and sober. Clients continue to live in one of ANA’s centrally located houses but are responsible for their own timetable balancing therapeutic time at the Centre with time in the community.

The Programme features:

  • Placement for up to one year .
  • Weekly in-house visits from a qualified counsellor to include community group, house check and problem solving.
  • Named focus counsellor and 1-2-1 counselling.
  • Therapeutic / Life Skills groups at the weekend.
  • Practical workshops.
  • Structured family conferencing with a qualified counsellor.
  • Access to ANA aftercare networking groups.
  • Opportunities to pursue voluntary work and enrol on training/education courses through ANA community partners.
  • Referral and advocacy regarding resettlement in Portsmouth.
  • Flexible end date.
  • A graduation ceremony upon completion of your secondary treatment programme.
  • Aftercare.
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Aftercare

ANA is pleased to offer a free Aftercare service to our clients – for life! When you complete treatment with ANA, after any stage, you are welcome to attend our Aftercare sessions. You have to be a minimum of four weeks clean.

The groups are on a Wednesday and Friday morning (10.30 – 12.30) and Thursday afternoon (14.30 – 16.00). These are open groups, facilitated by an ANA counsellor. These groups aim to provide you with support, and are judgement free, while you are continuing your recovery journey in the community. You may feel you need extra support with the following issues:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Housing
  • Social activities
  • Relationships
  • Benefit support

You are welcome to bring these issues, and anything else that is appropriate to your situation along to the group for support and suggestions. If you feel you need support from a specialised service, ANA will do their upmost to sign-post you to the relevant agencies.