Higher Ground graduates and current residents find the programme challenging but highly effective. Being pushed out of their comfort zone is key to personal growth, which in turn helps their recovery from addiction.
These are among the findings of research by Julian King & Associates commissioned by Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust in August and September last year. Researcher Michelle Moss carried out in-depth interviews of 22 graduates and three current clients across a range of demographics and recovery time.
Overall, Higher Ground had been a life changing experience, and interviewees’ lives had changed for the better as a result of completing the programme. They were staying in recovery although some had relapsed and come back, were feeling better, finding employment and studying.