Urban Recovery

If you are considering choosing an addiction treatment facility for yourself, a friend or family member it is important that you decide on the rehabilitation treatment that is specifically designed to provide the tools required for a successful and long-lasting recovery.

There are a wide range of rehabilitation services available which differ extensively in terms of their philosophy, content, intensity and duration. Evidence shows the right addiction treatment placement for the right individual at the right time can be both a powerful and cost-effective step on their journey to recovery.

Acquiesce believe there is a difference between choosing a rehab facility and choosing the best one that supports the person’s needs.  It was our vision and ultimate aim to provide a treatment model and facility offering affordable luxury, quality and value whilst at the same time addressing real world solutions to issues of addiction. We envisaged this type of recovery model would not only be accessible to all individuals requiring addiction treatment but would provide a valuable asset to our local community.


Why Choose The Urban Recovery Model?

Research illustrates many individuals are most vulnerable once leaving a fully residential treatment facility and returning to the community. All too often the expectation was that after completing treatment, individuals would be abstinent from substances for the rest of their lives. 

Staying away from substances while in full residential rehab is made as easy as possible.  Individuals are protected from temptation and the whole focus, of their environment, often rests on them beating their addiction.  Going home and reintegrating back into a community setting removes the favourable conditions that have supported abstinence.

The Urban Recovery model focuses on providing a discreet, highly supported and safe environment, within the community, allowing individuals to fully engage in treatment. Whilst not being hidden from the real world individuals gain all the tools and experience necessary whilst maintaining a carefully monitored level of autonomy and responsibility over their own recovery. 

The model supports the notion that each individual possesses a propensity to arrest their addiction given the right environment and conditions.   This makes any transitional period from treatment a much smoother process resulting in a more sustainable recovery journey.  We understand addiction, in that it, is non-discriminatory and can affect individuals despite personal backgrounds and lifestyles. 

The specifics and consequences of each person’s journey, through addiction, can differ but will often lead to the individual seeking help.  This is reflected in the recovery journey itself that follows a common path but is nonetheless unique to the individual’s circumstantial needs. With this in mind the urban recovery model offers a philosophy of care that helps to ensure people are included in their communities, employment, education or volunteering rather than being isolated from the ‘mainstream’ and pushed through a ‘fully-inclusive’ system where meals are prepared, supervision is at high levels and contact with outside world and ‘real-life’ is very much restricted. Traditionally, fully residential rehabs tend to be located in large houses in rural areas, or by the coast, away from the busy towns and inner city areas.


The Urban Recovery Model Promotes Real World Solutions to Issues of Addiction

On the other hand, the urban recovery model offers a treatment option designed to make residential rehab more affordable and flexible whilst at the same time focusing on the individual’s unique needs, experiences and overarching goal of achieving full recovery. 

This type of recovery emphasises the necessity of emulating a ‘real life’ environment where, during the day, the individual will attend our treatment therapy centre which is in a quiet urban setting on the outskirts of Bolton town centre. 

Every day, the centre offers an eclectic structured programme and timetable.  Individuals are given the best possible start, to their treatment, through a variety of pathways and therapies, utilising the latest proven evidence based interventions, alternative, holistic and family therapies as well as enjoying community based activities and family days out.  Upon completion of the day’s therapies and interventions, individuals return to their 24 hour supported and shared accommodation. This is located in a discreet and attractive area of the town but within close proximity to the centre.

It is expected of the individual to purchase and prepare their own meals outside of the centre times and to have reduced supervision upon returning to the accommodation. This, once again, encourages ‘real life’ whilst in treatment.

 It is a requisite of the model for individuals to carry out weekend therapeutic duties and to be self-sufficient in terms of self-care.  For some people this will be a new experience allowing them to develop and maintain everyday life and social skills. Furthermore, it is normal in the evenings for the individual to attend other self-help groups within the community.  

The model prides itself in understanding that no two individuals, entering our treatment centre, are the same, and as such tailors itself in providing a ‘sensitive to need’ programme and facilities with enough scope to address the individual’s bespoke treatment requirements. Treatments range from a single therapy session to a full residential programme.

Research points to the fact that the urban recovery model is empowering, optimistic and can be life-changing.  The main factor supporting these findings arise from the intimate treatment and residential setting which enhance the individual’s recovery experience.  Investing in the urban recovery model is an investment in yourself, your recovery and in a ‘great future’.