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The role of peer support in drug addiction recovery

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Learn more about peer support and how it fits into addiction recovery. 

Peer support is a vital part of addiction recovery, offering a non-judgemental space and a chance to connect with people who are in the same situation as you, or a very similar position. 

Why is it important?

Peer support not only brings you together with others in a meaningful way, and it offers a sense of belonging. Drug addiction can be isolating, shameful at times, and a space where you feel alone and misunderstood. Peer support is a chance to connect and vulnerable, to share stories and listen, learning from others and experiencing this journey together. 

There are both physical and psychological benefits to peer support within a drug addiction recovery setting, and we facilitate these group sessions as a core part of our programs here at Help Me Stop. 

Life beyond addiction is a big step for many, and peer support offers a safe space to chat through these challenges and worries, as well as offering those first steps into socialising without the need for drugs or alcohol, and navigating what life looks like beyond active addiction.

How can I access peer support?

Help Me Stop offers peer support within all of our drug addiction treatment programs. We have a physical location in London and also an online rehab program, all including peer support sessions to help you connect when seeking drug addiction help. 

This is just one pillar of addiction treatment, and it is combined with a number of other methods and tactics to make sure you have a full toolkit of support to help you through your addiction and into recovery. 

Addiction is not linear, and we know everyone is different, so we offer a wealth of of sessions and treatments, including additional support and also family or spouse sessions to make sure you have the correct support in place to face your addiction and come out feeling strong and prepared for life in recovery.

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Percy Street – Help Me Stop

Seeking help with drug addiction

Help Me Stop is a Dayhab service, offering non-residential rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. We created a program that works around you and is tailored to your life, so you can integrate recovery into your day to day, instead of spending thousands of pounds and taking weeks away from life and work. 

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Help Me Stop Reception

Our treatment programme centres around integrative psychotherapy, which blends a number of evidence-based therapies, including the 12 step approach to addiction treatment, person-centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, art therapy, recovery workshops, mindfulness, and more. We work mainly in group sessions, and every client also has a one-to-one counselling session each week with their focal counsellor. 

All of our therapists are BCAP members, many have lived experience in the field of addiction, so they know what you are going through and how to help you find the other side.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you stop, please get in touch for a confidential chat with a member of our team.

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