At Fenton House, we have built a safe and peaceful environment to help those continuing with the recovery process. Many of our staff have experienced addiction and recovery in some way or another, which makes them the best people to support you or a loved one on this journey. This is particularly encouraging for our clients, because it means they have something in common with almost everyone they come across within our facility. From other patients to counsellors and support staff, many of the people within our clinic will be able to empathise and offer support and guidance to ensure goals are reached.
We know what it takes to succeed in early recovery. It makes no difference whether the journey begins in a rehab facility or somewhere else; what really matters is the difference our team can make to long-term recovery.
We work with staff who are experienced in long-term personal recovery, possess the highest integrity, have undergone lengthy professional training, and share our values.
In addition to training and qualifications, our team have specialist knowledge and expertise in all types of addictions and mental health conditions. We work hard to maintain this knowledge with continuous training, which ensures that our clients always receive the most up-to-date and relevant care.
Extended care facilities are considered to be somewhat of a step between an inpatient recovery program and living independently. Each sober living facility will have its own set of rules and regulations that must be followed by each resident. One possible rule for a resident in a sober living facility is to maintain steady work, whether it is volunteer work or a paid job, at Fenton House, we can assist with this. This helps to ensure each recovering individual is creating a healthy and consistent daily routine.
For obvious reasons alcohol and any illicit substances are forbidden on the grounds of a recovery home. Fenton House, along with most other sober living facilities, also requires clients to attend AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings on a regular basis. The rules and regulations are in place to help each individual residing at the recovery house to become familiar with healthy life choices, in direct relation to maintain his or her sobriety.
By moving the recovery program to Fenton House, we will help those successfully bridge the gap between treatment and independent living through continued engagement within groups and private sessions.
This secondary living facility allows our clients to continue their recovery and development from a comfortable, safe environment. Clients are encouraged to build a support system, socialise, with other residents, attend meetings, and practice the process of recovery while residing at the sober house with individuals from the program. Being around people that understand the situation, and also desire sobriety makes life much more manageable during a period where stress is less than desirable.
Understandably, those who have just finished treatment still require a large amount of support, which may be needed at any time. By residing with other sober individuals in the same phase of their recovery, a mutual support system encouraging sobriety, sober habits, and above all, talking through the challenges of early sobriety can and frequently does occur. For many people, simply knowing that support is there is all that is required sometimes.
By residing in a sober housing environment, individuals will relearn how to be accountable to others. By using this transitional period to form these habits, the newly sober individual can spend time developing and practicing habits that reflect personal development and growth in sobriety.
The environment at Fenton House, although still part of the recovery process, is considerably less structured and rigorously controlled than a rehab facility. Essentially, we aim to create a stable and non-restrictive environment in which people can grow and adapt to an addiction-free life.
Our multidisciplinary team of addiction treatment therapists will work closely with each individual to develop a bespoke treatment plan that is client-driven and responds to each person’s individual needs. Fenton House offers a wide range of one-to-one and group activities, all focused around recovery and relapse prevention including recovery-oriented cognitive process groups, relapse prevention, moral development, anger management, relationship education, and more.
Plans are tailored with each individual in mind. The program combines activities such as meditation and yoga, with group workshops, AA/NA meetings and social outings in order to slowly introduce a slice of normality into daily life.