Building Recovery in the Community

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14 April 2016


Congratulation to the 12 participants who recently completed our intensive 14 week ‘Alcohol Intervention Programme’ at the Preston Discover service on 13th April 2016.


The course is an intensive 14 week ‘Alcohol Intervention Programme’, delivered by the Building Futures team at the Preston Discover service. The aim of the programme is to address problematic alcohol use and prevent future dependence on alcohol. It also explores participant’s attitudes and beliefs around alcohol use with a view to increasing their awareness of the impact it can have on themselves, their loved ones and society as a whole. Participants also examine thoughts, feelings and behaviours and explore how these have influenced their behaviours and influenced their decision making and responses to situations. The programme’s goal is that participants gain an understanding of their thought patterns and emotions, then they will be able to challenge any unhelpful thinking and thereby make more pro-social decisions and better informed choices about alcohol use. The programme helps create positive outcomes for individuals who attend and course feedback is always positive. A graduate of the last programme now helps me run an alcohol support group!


James Morrison, Discover Group Worker, commented: “I was extremely proud of all those who completed the programme as I watched them progress, grow in confidence and make friends along the way. Watching people grow week after week makes me extremely proud of the work that takes place within Phoenix and makes me happy that I am a part of it.”

Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).