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Stockton Recovery service ran by the charity “Change Grow Live (CGL)” now offer a range of different one-off sessions to the residents of Stockton-on-Tees who might be struggling with unhealthy habits, ranging from drugs and alcohol to poor sleep and Nutrition.

As some of you may know Change grow Live deliver support for residents of Stockton struggling with drug and alcohol issues.

Their new service complements our specialist Substance Misuse Service by providing a bespoke offer for people who may be using substances such as drugs and alcohol.

This might also include people who are using lower levels of alcohol or drugs recreationally such as cocaine or cannabis. They know that many people who would benefit from brief advice and support around this type of use, may not access a specialist substance misuse service but would be more inclined to engage in a program that looks more generally at their health and wellbeing and can be delivered remotely thus avoiding the negative fears people sometimes have of walking into a drug and alcohol service.

Healthy Habits service is now offering one-off sessions around a host of unhealthy habits that all of us might struggle with from time to time, these include, Sleep, been active, Gambling, self-development, well-being, nutrition, relationships, finance, smoking, anxiety, how to give back, getting active and mindfulness.

The team recognise that many areas of life impact on health and wellbeing and subsequently can contribute to increased drug and/or alcohol use. To support people in understanding a range of unhealthy habits, they are offering open sessions online for anyone in Stockton to join. These sessions will be advertised on Facebook and Eventbrite and all you need to do is simply register and come along and try one.

The service offers a wide range of options for people to engage in:

  • GUIDED SELF HELP
    Their self-help resource pack includes a guided self-help workbook, app and online meetings that people can join to manage their use at their own leisure.
  • STRUCTURED SUPPORT
    Individuals will be offered a full assessment and 1 to 1 support with a named worker. They have a 6-week group programme which will help someone to gain a better understanding of their substance use and develop plans and strategies to achieve individualised goals related to this.
  • ONLINE HEALTHY HABITS OPEN SESSIONS
    They recognise that many areas of life impact on health and wellbeing and subsequently can contribute to increased drug and/or alcohol use. To support people in understanding a range of unhealthy habits, they are offering open sessions online for anyone to join. They include sessions on Sleep, Money, Smoking, Nutrition, Gambling, Mindfulness, Stress, Healthy relationships, Anxiety, Self-development, Giving, Being Active, Medication abuse, Party drugs and Steroids. These sessions will be advertised on our Facebook Page (@stocktonhealthyhabits)

Meet the Team

Some of you may recognise the Healthy Habits Team, as they worked in our former service as drug and alcohol workers across GP surgeries across Stockton-on-Tees.

For those of you who are not familiar, meet Pete and Lisa, these guys have years of experience of working in substance misuse and have been working hard behind the scenes to get the service ready as well as engaging with service users to better understand what the service should look like.

For more information visit the Stockton Healthy Habits Facebook Page (@stocktonhealthyhabits)