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Help! There are people in my congregation with addiction and I don’t know w...

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The Diocese of St Albans

41 Holywell Hill

Saint Albans

AL1 1HE

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Practical workshop to explore addiction and the effect it can have on people, families and the community. The facts presented in a digestible way, with myths busted and guidance on the language to use when you suspect addiction may be affecting health and behaviour of people you come into contact with. The Living Room has been providing abstinence-based, addiction recovery treatment in Hertfordshire for 18 years, to over 2500 people, who go forward in life to live free from the control addiction takes in a person’s life and reconnected to their communities. They also support families of those affected by a loved one’s addiction, to focus on their own wellbeing.

The 12-step programme pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, is used in group therapy to help the healing of one another. Groups are facilitated by trained counsellors with lived experience of addiction; such as drugs, alcohol, food, destructive relationships, internet, gambling, gaming, self-abuse, hoarding, obsessive compulsive disorder, exercise and work. The Living Room treats all addictions, for an unlimited time, for free.

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Adrienne Arthurs, Chief Executive, joined The Living Room in 2016 when the founder Janis Feely retired. Janis’ vision when the first Living Room was opened in May 2000, was to address the root cause of addiction, to break the generational cycle. Adrienne’s shares this vision with a background in raising outcomes for people in the community by working with schools and children, parents, the long-term unemployed, by providing quality and appropriate interventions. She is driven by a passion to support the wellbeing of people in Hertfordshire, to reach their potential. This positive ripple effect on families and children to be contributing citizens free from addiction, in turn, reducing the strain on critical statutory services.

Debbie Coote, Counselling Manager, led the St Albans service when it opened in 2012. She guides a team of highly skilled and experienced counsellors to deliver the 12-step philosophy using psychotherapy workshops, person-centred, individual recovery planning and cognitive behaviour therapy. She has many years’ experience of mentoring and supporting people from various backgrounds towards discovering their capacity for growth and change, sustaining their recovery from their addiction long-term.

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