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Mount Carmel provides a safe, supportive, therapeutic, and non-judgmental environment for people with serious alcohol problems who see abstinence as their only way forward. We are an 18 bedroom residential treatment centre located in South London, also offering day programmes, counselling, and detox management. We take pride in the quality of care we offer. Our successful clients not only stop drinking - they change their lives.
Mount Carmel has more than 25 years’ experience of providing treatment for men and women who are addicted to alcohol. We address many addictions during treatment, including drugs, food, gambling and exercise, and can also provide specialist mental health treatment.
But, whatever their other important issues, all our clients have alcohol as their primary addiction. This means all clients identify with each other and with the same core problem - alcohol addiction, and how to achieve abstinent recovery.
When you come to Mount Carmel, you will find that we treat you throughout as an individual. Everyone here - both staff and your peers - is committed to your recovery, we are inclusive of everyone, and we won’t give up on you. We have helped hundreds of our clients into recovery, and we can help you too.
- A proven treatment programme - our structured 3 and 6 month programmes consist of intensive group therapy and one-to-one counselling sessions. Specific groups for life skills, gender, food, literacy, yoga and meditation are included. All clients have an individualized care plan devised with their keyworker. Weekly house meetings underpin the smooth running of the house and enable clients to develop the skills of communal living.
- Family support groups - for family members we hold free family groups twice a month and also adolescent groups for our clients’ children aged between 11 and 16 – one a month for males and one a month for females.
- Housing support - most of our clients return to their previous accommodation, and we offer you advice on taking this step. We also have two houses offering temporary move-on accommodation for those needing further support before living independently in the community, and good links with local social housing organisations for clients seeking a new beginning.
- Free Aftercare for life - on the completion of treatment we offer free aftercare for life. This consists initially of a structured programme agreed by the client and their keyworker. We also hold two aftercare groups a month, one-to-one sessions are available and we have regular social events.
- Value for money - our proven treatment programme, support throughout treatment, and free aftercare, combined with our very competitive rates, adds up to excellent value for money for clients and Local Authorities.