Changes – Service User Involvement and Family and Carer Support

East Riding

Supporting Change for Families and carers We know that family and carers of people with addiction can feel helpless by what is sometimes described as the chaos that surrounds them. It affects not just the person with the problem but those closest to them. We offer a range of different support for family and carers and offer the opportunity for people in recovery to volunteer as mentors.

Changes Peer Mentors

Peer Mentoring Support

All Peer Mentors recruited by ADS play a valuable role in supporting people in their recovery journey.  All Peer Mentors are qualified through our accredited training programme.

If you think or already know you have a drink or drug problem we provide a service that lets you talk to someone who has experienced drug and alcohol treatment within the East Riding and is now in recovery.

We provide a confidential service offering:

  • Positive role model support
  • Support in your treatment journey
  • Advice to make positive changes
  • Helps service users in their recovery and acts as link back into the community
  • Offers support in key work sessions
  • Co-facilitation of group work within the service

How we do it?

  • Peer Mentoring Drop-ins
  • One-to-one support
  • Three way meetings with your worker
  • Group Support
  • Telephone Support
  • ADS are a partnership organisation with SMART Recovery and support SMART meetings in the East Riding area.

Mutual Aid

SMART Recovery supports individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviours (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). It involves a 4-Point Program offering specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:

  • Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
  • Point 2: Coping with Urges
  • Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours
  • Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

To find out how to access our service contact us on 01482 320606

To find out where the nearest SMART Recovery meeting is to you download the SMART Recovery Meeting Information May 2022 sheet

If you are in recovery and would like to know more about becoming a Peer Mentor click here or contact us on 01482 320606

Download the ADS Changes Leaflet Oct 2019

Changes Peer Mentors

Supporting Change for Families and Carers

Supporting Change for Families and carers

We know that family and carers of people with addictions can feel helpless by the situation. It affects not just the addict but those closest to them. We can offer

  • Information on drug and alcohol treatment
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Understanding addiction
  • Signpost you to the help you need
  • Provide advice and guidance to secure your emotional wellbeing

How we do it?

  • One-to-one support
  • Group Support
  • Telephone Support

Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training

The CRAFT Program is a self empowering, recovery programme offering support to families & friends whose loved one suffers with addiction.

ADS facilitate meetings that share SMART Recovery tools with families & carers that help with emotional upsets, support effective communication methods when dealing with loved ones, and more.

We can support you to help yourself and your loved one.

Download the ADS Changes Leaflet Oct 2019

Supporting Change for Families and Carers

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