We are a drug and alcohol peer led treatment centre so if you have a problem with addiction we can help. Our approach is based on a peer led therapeutic community model of treatment and rehabilitation where residents stay and live in a small substance-free community normally for up to 12 weeks, however placements can be extended.
Everyone at ESH Community has their own personal experience of addiction. We absolutely know what we're talking about. Not because we've been taught it, but through our own experience. We understand the feelings that addicts have and we understand how difficult it is to start recovery and take control of your life. Although it may seem this is a mountain to climb we know how to make the ascent less steep.
We are passionate about our own recovery and we are equally as passionate about yours. We work tirelessly to promote and renew the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of everyone who comes to us for help.
We understand addiction. We understand cross-addiction. We understand relapse. But, most importantly, we understand abstinence-based recovery and relapse prevention.
The goal is to encourage psychological and lifestyle changes to enable people to maintain an addiction free lifestyle. The treatment approach is based on peer and professional support. Residents are expected to contribute to the residential community and to their own recovery by actively participating in educational activities, group sessions, therapeutic duties and regular individual counselling therapy.
It's well recognised that peer-led recovery offers the best chance of regaining, and sustaining, a life free of drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Sustainability is vital. There are many many people who manage to stop drinking, gambling or using drugs for periods, sometimes long periods, of time. The problem isn't the stopping, it's staying stopped that is the issue. Addiction is a progressive illness. It never gets better. Unless addressed it just gets worse.
We are people who have experienced the horrors and terrors of addiction first-hand, so we have a practical understanding of addiction as an illness, it's not a weakness.