Groups

Abstinence Preparation Group

This group offers support to individuals who are physically dependant on alcohol and wish to consider achieving and maintaining abstinence as their goal. It helps individuals stabilise their drinking and regain some control.

If you would like further information or wish to attend please speak to your keyworker.

Recovery Café

The Recovery Café is a social hub for men and women who are in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction. It provides a safe place to come to socialise, meet with staff and other service users who are in recovery.

If you would like further information or wish to attend please speak to your keyworker.

Relapse Prevention Group

The Relapse Prevention group is for individuals who are abstinent from drugs and alcohol and is designed to support them to maintain abstinence. It also aims to assist individuals to address issues that may impact on their recovery, share ways of coping with cravings and urges and support each other in a safe environment.

If you would like further information or wish to attend please speak to your keyworker.

Women’s Group

As the name of the group suggests this is a women’s only group which aims to create a safe environment with boundaries in which women can explore issues relating to addiction and other presenting issues. It can provide a place to share experiences and to identify behaviour processes in common in abusive relationships, and to gain insight into these. It may also help individuals to develop new coping strategies which can reduce the need for using drugs or alcohol. This group is held at the Abraham Cowley Unit in Chertsey.

If you would like further information or wish to attend please speak to your keyworker.

SMART Recovery Groups

SMART Recovery (SMART) stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. It is a programme to help people with recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. The groups run at many locations across Surrey; some are run by i-access staff and some are run by individuals who are in recovery themselves.

If you would like further information or wish to attend please speak to your keyworker. You can also visit www.smartrecovery.org.uk.

Click here for details about dates, times and locations of SMART Recovery groups.

Peer Mentoring

The peer mentoring project was set up in October 2013; its aim is to provide additional support to individuals to focus on recovery from addiction. Peer mentoring is designed to be a mutual, supportive relationship between two people built on empathy and shared personal experiences.

The peer mentors are volunteers with the i-access service and at some point have been through treatment for addiction. They have received specialist training to support individuals with their recovery and treatment.

Find out more about what peer mentoring involves.