Aftercare is without doubt the final piece of the puzzle in a successful recovery journey. If you want sustainable recovery we strongly recommend that you commit to a structured aftercare programme for at least the first year following treatment.
It’s a great group where people in early recovery meet each week to touch base around difficulties, share successes and gain direction, fellowship and support from peers and from the facilitator to reinforce their new way of life.
Charter’s Aftercare Programme runs weekly, and is available to Charter clients as well as to those returning from treatment elsewhere or those already in recovery wanting extra support. Facilitated by Louise Perry, who has experience and a broad understanding of addiction recovery spanning two decades.
Not to be confused with therapy groups or 12-step meetings, Aftercare offers a unique opportunity for you to share your thoughts and feelings with other people going through the same process. It is an abstinence based group encouraging attendees take accountability for what they need to be doing to support their recovery and to work towards their personal goals, encouraging them to share their personal experiences as an opportunity to ventilate emotion, reality check, gain support and allow early intervention (i.e. relapse prevention).
Sessions take place every Wednesday evening via Zoom, and admission details are available on enquiry.
Working from your discharge report from treatment, Charter’s Aftercare team are committed to working with you to develop a manageable care plan that supports you in this transition and will keep you supported and stable until you are able to do this for yourself.
Advantages of joining Charter’s Aftercare Programme:
- Preferential access to the comprehensive Workshop programme.
- Introduction to the Fellowship – we can advise you on meetings and provide you with contact details for a recovery mentor.
- You gain access to Charter’s recovery support programmes for ongoing support, top up and intensive relapse prevention at preferential rates.
- We can refer you for counselling and psychotherapy (individual, couples and family) for adults and children.
- We work collaboratively with London’s leading consultants and practitioners and are well placed to advise and refer you according to your needs.
It is widely known that a structured aftercare commitment makes all the difference to your success rate of a sustainable and enjoyable new life in recovery – and at Charter we support you to go all the way!
‘Those who did not participate (in aftercare) were ten times more likely to return to seriously harmful behaviour within one year’.
Matheson et al, 2011
We strongly recommend you read Mandy Saligari’s book Proactive Parenting to help you as a parent, or to learn how to better parent yourself in your recovery journey with us at Charter.
D.T - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
The work is comprehensive, searching and at times, uncomfortable. But it's absolutely necessary. My advice to anyone struggling with addiction who's thinking about going is very simple. Do it. Throw in the towel. Get yourself into group, open up, get honest.
As Mandy would say, 'get some skin in the game'.
MAGGIE - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
Charter gave me my first real glimpse of freedom of my addiction and the will to face another day free of fear. Every single therapist brought their own particular stance into the groups, and there was as much laughter as tears.
We were all led by Mandy Saligari, the bravest and most intuitive people I have ever met. I can only say thank you.
J.T, grateful addict - OUTPATIENT PROGRAMME
What makes Charter so special is the way Mandy works with the rest of the team to create a complete picture of what you need and where you’re at, on an almost second by second basis. I felt seen and heard. This made me feel safe enough to get on with the painful risks I needed to take in group to get properly well; the risks I’d spent a whole life avoiding.
E.D - wife & mother
I found the drama triangle and boundary work really useful and consequently I don’t ever feel that I am running on empty. I am kinder to myself. I have the tools now to avoid the pointless circular arguments and accusations that seemed to be an inevitable part of family life, consequently I am happier.