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Drug and Alcohol Recovery - Gateway to freedom from addiction

Cumbria Gateway is a progressive and innovative Social Enterprise based in Carlisle, providing user-led, person centred health and social care services within the substance and alcohol misuse field.

Cumbria Gateway offers a unique supportive environment in which people can recover from mental health/addiction and develop a new future. It wants to inject and nurture a hope that is contagious – hope when it is needed most. The atmosphere should be distinctive, truly non-judgmental, safe and accepting, which strengthens members through their recovery. Gateway offers hope to create an alternative lifestyle free from substances and provides opportunities to gain confidence and skills needed to resettle in their community.

Our services include:

  • Bronze, Silver & Gold recovery courses
  • Drop –In, open evenings and weekend for activities such as cinema nights, karaoke and much more.
  • Breakfast club targeting those most at risk of relapse
  • Supported housing
  • Volunteering opportunities to work in our charity shop

BRONZE - Weekly group meetings targeted at preparing individuals for detoxification. Group work involves identifying and challenging the thoughts and situations that lead to alcohol or drug misuse. There will be opportunities for us to signpost to attend community activity groups throughout the week

SILVER - This phase takes a more detailed look at addiction. Once the body is free from any physical or chemical dependency there remains a psychological one. The goal after detox is to prevent relapse, re-entering the vicious cycle of addiction.

GOLD - We want to establish a range of additional activities that can help in the process of change both during and after the recovery programme. We have a bespoke volunteer training programme that recognizes “everyone is different” Individuals that have come through Bronze and Silver can train as peer mentors to others coming through recovery supporting our ethos “power of example”

This is a Life Matters service offering people opportunities for living well.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Allison Taylor
01228 524450

Where to go

Cumbria Gateway
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