Returning to learning, training or employment is increasingly recognised as a key element in itself, which helps people recover from drug or alcohol dependency.
“Work, paid or unpaid can be a vital part of recovery, helping people to gain self-esteem and build their social identity. Routes into work during recovery can help to sustain gains made in treatment” – Professor John Strang
We have developed a range of specialist reintegration and aftercare services under our Recovery in Action model, a central resource that supports the delivery and improvement of a diverse range of interventions throughout the WDP services.
We offer a range of reintegration and aftercare services to:
- Reduce reliance on drugs of dependence
- Support sustained recovery
- Increase self-esteem, confidence and personal responsibility
- Promote the importance of family in sustaining long-term recovery
- Increase employability, work-readiness and self-worth through meaningful activity
- Reduce reoffending
- Improve literacy and numeracy
- Provide opportunities to gain accredited qualifications
- Increase levels of independence and self-efficacy
You can read about the impact of our work in the report below.