Carlisle House seeks to provide a context that will help you discover ways to finding solutions to the difficulties created by substance misuse. At the centre of this approach is a focus on your strengths and expertise, and the groups ability to discover solutions together. We will work in ways that acknowledge the importance of different perspectives, beliefs, cultures, contexts and life experiences, and will adapt how we work according to your needs, resources and preferences. Our aim is not to, take sides, blame, or provide simple answers. Rather, we aim to help people engage with others in sharing understandings and exploring ways forward that work for them. The group therapy programme is organised into two cycles. Each cycle runs for 3 weeks. This means that you would be with a group of 6-8 people who have begun the programme around the same time as yourself. There is no expectation as to how much you share in group therapy, however the groups are facilitated in way that will encourage and help you to share at your own pace. As you go through the programme the groups may become more challenging, and will encourage you to explore not only your relationship with your substance of choice, but other important relationships in your life. This approach is called a Relational Approach.