Sharp Day Treatment
17 Rodney Street
0151 703 0679
SHARP operates on the premise that if an individual is willing to accept help in order to abstain from alcohol and drugs, then full recovery is possible.
SHARP Liverpool is CDC’s first national project and it opened its doors in January 2005. It is a first stage day treatment programme with 22 places for men and women, located in Rodney Street in the centre of Liverpool. Plus the intensive programme is provided by qualified counsellors and therapists with expertise in addictions counselling and treatment. Clients do benefit from sharing recovery skills with a close group of peers with whom they spend each day whilst in treatment. Also the peer group can form the basis of a network of drug and alcohol free support once the client leaves the programme. [top]
Graduated programme – 48 days treatment with 9 weeks full time and 3 weeks part-time attendance; Thorough assessment and treatment planning; One to one counselling and groupwork; Relapse prevention; Workshops plus Lifeskills groups; Leisure Activities & Outings; Aftercare; also our Family programme.
SHARP especially encourages the use of self help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to support ongoing, long term recovery. Plus we offer advice and onward referral to those needing continuing professional help. [top].
The programme is directed by the Project Manager. The staff team specifically comprises qualified and experienced addictions counsellors. Also a Families’ Counsellor, Referrals Worker and an Admissions/Receptionist worker. The team is supplemented by trainee counsellors on placement, a Life Skills facilitator and regular visiting speakers. [top]
Detoxification is not provided. Clients must be at least 24 hours drug and alcohol free, have a desire to remain abstinent in the long term and be 18 years or over . Some understanding of the 12-step abstinence based approach to recovery is helpful so that clients know what to expect and are ready to participate in the programme.
Clients are usually expected to attend for an assessment visit but telephone assessments or prison visits may be carried out by prior arrangement. Reports from other agencies may be required – for example, discharge summaries, social enquiry or psychiatric reports. Referrals are equally accepted from all sources including self-referrals. Family programmes and aftercare are included in the cost.