Hear from former English international footballer and current Manor Clinic peer supporter, Paul Walsh, in our exclusive video interview
Following his own struggles with alcoholism, ex-professional footballer Paul Walsh now volunteers his time at Manor Clinic in Southampton, as a peer supporter to those on the Addiction Treatment Programme.
In this new video, Paul talks about his experiences of living in sobriety and the help he believes a peer supporter can provide to people going through treatment.
Peer support at Manor Clinic
Peer support is an essential part of our Addiction Treatment Programme here at Manor Clinic. It has a highly positive influence on our clients in treatment, due to being led by people who have shared and overcome the same challenges they currently face.
Peer supporters have been through addiction treatment themselves and have usually been sober for a year since returning home. For this reason, the perspective they offer is invaluable. They choose to take part in our therapy groups to offer inspiration, hope and guidance to others on a similar journey to long-term recovery.
When peer supporters share their positive experiences of turning their life around, it gives current patients a clear insight into what life beyond addiction looks like. Hearing about the success of treatment, from those who are living proof that it works, instils belief in clients that they too can achieve their future goals by staying committed to their programme.
Addiction Treatment Programme
Addiction treatment at Manor Clinic takes place on an intensive residential basis, for a recommended duration of 28 days. Patients are encouraged to stay with us for longer than 28 days if this will be beneficial for their wellbeing and long-term recovery.
Addiction treatment is based on the world-renowned 12-step treatment philosophy, which is an abstinence-based approach. Essentially, the 12-step model outlines a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment journey and focuses on an individual’s motivation to change their destructive habits.
Seeking professional support
Alcohol addiction is a serious condition which often requires professional support within an addiction rehab centre. That’s why a crucial step to recovery is seeking help for yourself or a loved one. You can contact Manor Clinic directly, either for yourself or on behalf of your loved one, to discuss your or their needs and find out how we can support.
Our high-quality Addiction Treatment Programme at Manor Clinic offers:
- A free, no-obligation addiction assessment
- Medically-assisted alcohol withdrawal detoxification, if this is needed
- Structured group therapy
- A high-quality family programme
- Access to 12-step support groups
- Free aftercare for life
- Free family support for life
With professional alcohol addiction treatment at a specialist centre, you can work towards overcoming your alcohol addiction and take the crucial steps towards recovery and wellbeing.
For more details please call 023 8046 4721 or click here to book a FREE CONFIDENTIAL ADDICTION ASSESSMENT. Alternatively, you can enquire online and one of our team will get back to you via your preferred contact method.