Towards Recovery

Our community,
 our people.

Each of our journeys are different. But our constant is our support network and our people.

At Towards Recovery, we focus on human truths, with a smile and a reassuring wit to keep you going. You’re doing OK. We’re all in this, together.

We started Towards Recovery as a local initiative in Henley-on-Thames, with the aim of making Recovery more visible. Using our collective lived experiences, we wanted to show that Recovery from addiction is possible, that people in Recovery are responsible citizens and community assets that positively contribute to the wellbeing of those around them.

We connect with people using an asset-based approach that focuses on helping people to initiate and sustain recovery and integrate into the wider community.

So, what does that mean?

Our people tell us, and our personal experience is, that engaging in drug & alcohol use, gambling etc. is often a coping mechanism for, or a reaction to, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and/or other trauma experienced in adult life. These experiences led to a dislocation / disconnection from oneself, other people, society and the natural world.

Our programmes are developed to help people to unlearn old behaviours and to make positive change.