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Posted on 24 October 2016

Creating a ‘Life Worth Living’ – Acorn Recovery Projects opens residential addiction treatment centre in Burnley

ACORN Recovery Projects opens the doors to its newest addiction facility, the first residential abstinence based treatment centre in Burnley, East Lancashire. Clients struggling with addiction are able to live away from home in a friendly environment, whilst undertaking programmes to work through their addiction and towards long term recovery. Clients undertaking treatment at the facility are required to be fully abstinent from all substances; Acorn can help clients work towards abstinence through its RAMP, Reduction and Motivation Programme, which operates within the community.

The building was officially opened by Christopher Lee, Lancashire County Council Public Health Specialist for substance misuse and tobacco, where staff and commissioners in the addiction field were invited to view the services available. Acorn has worked within East Lancashire delivering a range of addiction services for the last 7 years.

Based in a non-residential area, the facility comprises of 6 single bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 fully equipped kitchens, dining room, and communal areas. The property is staffed 24 hours a day, providing a safe and supportive environment for clients, enabling them to focus fully on their recovery. The DEAP (Dependency Emotional Attachment Programme), which clients undertake whilst within the centre, explores the emotional side of addiction with both group and 1-1 counselling provided by fully qualified and experienced Addiction Counsellors, as well as working with families to help them through the recovery journey.

Sarah Hanson Managing Director for Acorn Recovery Projects said: “We are pleased to be able to offer 1st class treatment services delivered in a homely environment. The new service will allow us to offer the security and privacy needed to support clients into lifelong recovery, along with making a significant difference to the wider community as a result”

ACORN Recovery Projects works across the North West of England with services in Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Leeds, Cheshire, Lancaster, Accrington and now Burnley.

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