Recovery Support Recovery is a personal process Once structured treatment has finished, our Recovery Support service can help you focus and harness your own strengths and skills regardless of the circumstances in which you find yourself. Our interventions help you, as an individual, to develop your own recovery capital – A store of personalised resources to equip you in being able to progress forward positively with your life. If you don't know what to do next and how to manage the days that were previously taken up by drug use or drinking, Open Road will help you address this critical time and work with you to plan a future that is fulfilling, fun and supportive of your ongoing recovery journey. If you are nearing the end of your treatment and you are confident you can remain stable and abstinent from any drug or alcohol use, Open Road will support you through your recovery journey and moving forward with your life. If you are fully recovered, you might be able to sign up for a Volunteering or Mentoring programme Go to our Volunteering Opportunities section to find out more. Recovery Support Activities Here are some examples of recovery groups and activities. contact your local centre to find out what's on offer there. Group Programmes Our six-week rolling programmes support individuals to feel empowered and in control of their own lives. They are designed to support those newly out of treatment. By recognising people's strengths, they reassure people they can remain out of structured treatment and still achieve their goals. It helps to develop improved relationships within families and support networks and enables people to forge and enjoy social and community networks with confidence. Be Creative Our art-focused groups have produced some truly amazing pieces of work as well as positive recovery outcomes. Drawing and painting can be extended to include crafts, photography and fashion. Art Groups are safe spaces for clients to express their feelings and emotions through the medium of art in its many forms. Relaxation Relaxation groups support people to find a place of sanctuary, free from any issues, stress or tension. Clients will gain a sense of peace, calmness and inner joy whilst releasing unwanted tension. Peer-led Recovery Support Abstinence-based peer-led support groups provide a safe space to offload and share support, helping people to develop individual recovery capital, build recovery networks, and learn new skills and techniques for substance refusal and relapse prevention. Allotment and Garden Projects For those who don't mind a bit of fresh air and getting their hands dirty, we have developed allotment and garden spaces on land donated or loaned form local councils. A huge sense of achievement can be gained from rehabilitating rough ground, planting, nurturing and enjoying the results in veg, fruit and flowers. Team support is paramount in sharing the hard work and waiting patiently for the results to appear. Are you in Medway? Open Road Time to Change is our Medway-based recovery service. Visit Time to Change website to find out more about Recovery Services in Medway.