"Helping Groups to Grow Developments" supports the development and application of recovery-orientated acceptance-based intervention programmes as a key component of drug and alcohol treatment provision. Our aim is to be a key part in the bridge out of formal treatment provision and into the mutual aid community.
Since our formation we have been working with treatment providers and recovery groups across Wales and our programme participants, people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, have hailed the life-changing impact of our Moving On In My Recovery programme.
Moving On In My Recovery is an acceptance-based cognitive behavioural programme with a growing evidence-base.
Unlike many traditional programmes, MOIMR is unique in that it has been developed alongside service users using their lived experiences of what worked for them in their recovery. The programme is co-facilitated and delivered by people with lived experience of addiction, alongside staff from treatment services.
The benefits of Moving On In My Recovery have been wide reaching, profoundly empowering and since its development the programme has been credited with helping hundreds of people across Wales achieve a sustained recovery from addiction.
IN THEIR WORDS
"My life has changed so much because of Moving On In My Recovery and I can't thank those involved in the program enough. It gave me the opportunity to find out who I was once again because I'd lost my sense of purpose. I've made some fantastic friends through Moving On and I've now been on a course so I can be a facilitator for the program. My life has changed so much."
"Nothing could sort my head out and I'd been to so many different support groups but they didn't really work, so I thought I'd give Moving On In My Recovery a chance. I've been involved in the programme for three years now and I've found it great. I've now been trained to be a facilitator and it's nice to be able to help other people. I'm able to encourage people because I've been there myself."
"I’d given up on myself, but I didn’t want my kids to think I’d given up on them. I know from Moving On In My Recovery that we can often find healing by contributing to others. I want to make sure that years of dereliction and pain are not wasted by using my story of experience, strength and hope to help someone else get better. Because we can only keep what we have by giving it away."
MOVING ON IN MY RECOVERY
Incredibly proud to be able to share our latest videos. Commissioned by "Helping Groups to Grow Developments" , to celebrate and promote their game-changing program "Moving On In My Recovery".
This is: "Moving On" and "Keep On Moving On"! Enjoy!
KEEP ON MOVING ON
ALCOHOL CHANGE "REBUILD AND RECOVER" CONFERENCE 2021
"Exploring the process and experience of change throughout ‘Moving On In My Recovery’; a psychological group intervention promoting recovery from addiction"
Shepley, E., Hogan, L. M. & Jackson, M. (2020).
"A Feasibility Study of the Effectiveness of Moving On In My Recovery"
Bagheri, M., Hogan, L., Cox, M. (2020)
We hosted an extremely successful conference at Bangor University in 2020, where we shared some of the latest research findings while celebrating the life changing impact of the Moving On In My Recovery Programme.
In April 2018 we held the "Moving On In My Recovery" Celebration Day, celebrating the success of people in recovery and many individuals who have gone through our game-changing programme. One of our senior colleagues said: "This was the most inspiring day of my career".
Dr Lee Hogan and members of Moving On In My Recovery presented at Alcohol Change UK annual "Rebuild and Recover" Conference 2021.