1. Support and Therapy

This aspect of treatment runs throughout ANA Primary, Secondary and Third Stage Treatment. At ANA, you will be listened to, you have made the decision to enter treatment and learn how to live life free from substances. ANA will continue to support you throughout your journey.

At ANA, you will receive support from your peers, the whole staff team and clients who have graduated from their treatment programme and stay in regular contact to support through their experience. You will be allocated a keyworker who will provide one-to-one sessions, that are guided by your individual needs. As you progress through your treatment programme you will build your recovery network, which will continue to offer support once you have graduated.

We understand it can be hard to ask for support, but at ANA you will not always have to. During your assessment, you will tell us what signs to look for when you are struggling. Part of your treatment is to learn the skill of asking for help and knowing when you need extra support.

Our therapy programme:

  • Group therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Cognitive and behaviour therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Guided relaxation
  • Men and women’s group
  • Presentation of step-work and your life-story
  • Family group
  • Therapy through activity at the Peter Ashley Activity Centre
  • Education workshops e.g Co-dependance, Relationships, Listening skills etc

Support can mean many things:

  • Emotional
  • Entering education
  • Finding accommodation post-treatment
  • Building your life skills
  • Learning to take care of your health and wellbeing
  • Accepting your addiction and meeting the challenge of your recovery

ANA support continues once you have completed and graduated from your treatment programme with our aftercare programme.

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2. Health & Wellbeing

This strand of treatment runs throughout ANA Primary, Secondary and Third Stage Treatment. It provides clients with the opportunity to learn how to support their own health and wellbeing without reliance on substances, in society as part of a community.

The Wellbeing and Health strand to recovery is evident in all aspects of an individuals’ treatment programme. It is of vital importance to an individual because it teaches clients how to look after themselves without mood altering chemicals, how to treat their body and mind, in a way they deserve.

Examples of where Wellbeing and Health are a part of the programme:

  • Development of self-esteem and confidence
  • Guided relaxation
  • Art therapy
  • Life Music Classes
  • Leisure activities, including a trip to the Peter Ashley Activity Centre
  • Having a break from the ‘Outside world’
  • Building connections with peers, staff and the recovery community
  • Making individual gratitude lists
  • Being supported in noticing the world around you, and the beauty it can hold
  • Learning new skills and engaging with education
  • Being kind to peers within your recovery community
  • Staff and peer support with medical appointments, such as the dentist
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Health and Wellbeing can mean different things to different people – ANA believe feeling good is part of being healthy. Health and Wellbeing matters to everyone and ANA is committed to supporting yours.

3. Life Skills

This aspect of treatment runs throughout ANA Primary, Secondary and Third Stage Treatment. It provides clients with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to function without reliance on substances, in society as part of a community.

The life skills programme is incremental in content and runs from simple to complex in parallel with an individual client’s recovery.

Examples of some of the areas that the programme focuses on:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Offending behaviour
  • Group therapy
  • On-going recovery
  • Education
  • Self esteem
  • Personal development
  • Budgeting, shopping, cooking
  • Realistic goal setting and achievement
  • Practical living skills
  • Living as a part of a community
  • Health and hygiene
  • Sexual health
  • Dealing with difficult people and conflict resolution
  • Relationships
  • Housing and resettlement

ANA also works with other agencies to assist with some of the above, such as Highbury College for educational courses and training. We are also linked with Professional Health Trainers, who provide courses to our clients as part of their treatment.