Foundations of change

  • Introduction to Foundation of Change
  • Preparing for a Recovery Journey
  • Culture of Addiction, Culture of Recovery
  • Setting goals and getting goals
  • Building Recovery Capital
  • Recovery Planning
  • Preparing the Mind and Body
  • Graduation

Foundations of Growth

  • Introduction to Foundations of Growth
  • The Brain Chemistry of Recovery
  • Enhanced Motivational Skills
  • Social Networks & Mutual Aid
  • Getting the Best from Relationships
  • Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviors
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sustaining Abstinence Skills
  • Letting go and Taking control
  • Community Building
  • What Really Matters
  • Graduation

Foundations of Life

  • Recovery Support
  • Creativity for Life
  • Mind Training & Control
  • Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention
  • Survival Skills for the 21st Century
  • Healing and Wellbeing
  • Community & Leadership
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Putting it all into practice
  • Graduation

The heart of Foundations of Recovery (FoR) is a three-stage group programme, Foundations of Change, Foundations of Growth and Foundations of Life. Although it is important to note that Foundations of Recovery is not limited to the group programme alone: drawing on an emerging recovery evidence base that highlights the importance of stable social support networks in initiating and maintaining successful long-term recovery in the community. Foundations of Recovery utilises a range of proven evidence-based technologies; Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing are the principal theoretical cornerstones of FOR’s group interventions and therapeutic program.

We celebrate community as the principle focus of long-term recovery. Foundations of Recovery recognises that by building recovery capital we can reduce social inequality and increase the likelihood of successful recovery outcomes in the long term.

Speak to your recovery workers about the Foundations programme.


“I’ve worked my way through Foundations of Change and Growth, and am currently on Foundations of Life – These groups have been instrumental in my recovery, I’ve learnt new skills to manage my addiction and have made good friends along the way. The staff and volunteers here at Inspire are truly wonderful”


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