Hope House is a secure place for women to recover from substance dependence
Last week Cherie visited Hope House in Clapham; a women only second stage Action on Addiction treatment centre. Hope House is a secure place for women to recover from substance dependence and receive additional support for other compulsive disorders. Many of Hope House's clients have a history of difficult relationships and find the all female environment a supportive place to work through issues and begin their recovery.
During her visit, Cherie met two clients, who discussed their experiences of Hope House with her, as well as their personal stories. She was also given a tour of the Grade II listed Georgian house, which has room for twenty three women at a time.
The highly committed and qualified staff at Hope House specialise in addiction as well as personality and eating disorders. They work as a diverse team of counsellors and therapists, providing a structured treatment programme for women with complex needs.
Following the residential treatment programme, they offer twelve weeks of structured aftercare and support their clients with individual follow up sessions for up to one year. Research shows that affiliation to self help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can be beneficial in helping maintain a drug and alcohol free lifestyle, and they encourage their clients to regularly attend these meetings.
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