Addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition. Addiction rehabilitation is about helping people to change and to address the difficulties they face as they embark on the road to recovery.
Outcomes can be judged at many levels. However, we believe that the preferred outcome is for someone to become and remain drug free. Soilse provides the skills, knowledge and supports to achieve this.
Research which we carried out with former participants showed they were more likely to stay drug-free if they:
- completed the Soilse programme
- attended counselling
- attended aftercare
- participated in day programmes, education or work
- attended fellowship meetings
- abstained from alcohol
- created new peer networks
- found stable and suitable accommodation.
For those on methadone, a positive outcome is improved health and well-being along with progression to detox, residential treatment and our drug-free programme.