They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour Isaiah 61:3

Recovery in the Community



You would think that the hardest challenge facing someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol would be to stop using their drug of choice. But as hard as stopping is, by far the hardest journey facing someone who is recently sober will be staying sober. Staying sober, as they set off on a new and totally unfamiliar journey through life. Staying sober as they set off on that journey with no map, not many familiar reference points and without their lifelong coping strategy.


In order to live a life free from addiction they not only need to learn how to cope without their substance(s) of choice but they also need to find alternative ways of living. They will need to find a new group of “clean” friends, a new place to live and new ways to occupy their time.


This is not helped by the fact that they are starting from a disadvantaged position, especially if they are trying to create a new life in their home town where they have a history.


Roots™ was formed to support people as they tackle these issues.


Now 4 years old and working from the Kings Centre in Darlington, Roots is staffed by people who understand addiction. Our brief is to come alongside those that are still using and those who are newly clean and help them navigate and achieve a new way of living. Free from their addiction.


The Recovery in the Community programme has been developed by Roots to both harness the Secular and Christian services that already exist in the community as well as introduce further services of its own to provide a rounded solution which can guide and assist people on their road to full recovery.


The elements of this service are outlined on the following web pages…


Getting Free







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