Charis is a residential alcohol and drug therapy unit for men, who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, between 21 and 65 who suffer from alcoholism and / or drug addiction, and are receiving state benefits.
This website will help you to see if Charis is the right place for you. Charis is not for everyone. It is one of a great variety of treatment and rehabilitation units. Different places suit different people and it is important to try and get the right one for you at the right time.
Charis is designed to help you stop your addiction, break from your old negative lifestyle and enable a good and purposeful life. It does this with a programme which is based on abstinence, the 12 Steps, group work and individual counselling and keyworking. The Primary Programme is 26 weeks long.
The Primary Programme can be followed by further 'halfway' residential help on the same site with the same staff. You do not need to start all over again with new staff and a new project. Individual counselling / keyworking and stepwork continue and help is given with education, training, voluntary work and finding purpose in life. Referral for housing can be made at a later stage if required. Aftercare can be provided whilst you settle into independent living and recovery.
Stable recovery takes time, probably more than you think. However, it's worth considering how long you've been drinking / using. Consider too, how long you have had underlying emotional problems and how difficult they are to change.