Turning Point Scotland’s South East Alternatives service is based in The Adelphi Centre in the Gorbals, for people in the South East of Glasgow.

SUSTAIN is a programme of short therapeutic and educational evening courses aimed at individuals post-treatment who are comfortable without using drugs or alcohol to sustain their long term recovery in the community.

SUSTAIN courses explore areas of life that are known to be challenging for people building their longer term recovery in a community setting.  Courses are offered to those with a minimum of 1 year in recovery with particular relevance for individuals in years 2-5 of the recovery process.  The course materials are unsuitable for people in the early stages of recovery.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the funding, we can not offer the courses as workforce development at this time (unless the worker is in recovery themselves).

SUSTAIN courses are offered fully funded as part of the Glasgow Abstinence Partnership’s (GAP) contribution to increasing abstinence in the city.  Places are funded for those in the second year of recovery and beyond.

SUSTAIN courses run at South East Alternatives in the Gorbals Adelphi Centre on a Thursday evening 6-8pm.  For further information or to book a place on one of these courses please contact:

Karen Black at SEA: karenblack@southeastalternatives.co.uk

0141 429 7229 / 07951449884

Upcoming SUSTAIN courses….


29TH November 2012 – 17th January 2013 (6-8pm @ The Adelphi Centre)

“Seeking Safety” refers to helping individuals free themselves from a range of negative behaviours and move towards releasing themselves from trauma at a deep emotional level.  This 6-week programme delivered by Dorothy Graham is designed to assist participants to understand the relationship between substance use and PTSD and to learn how to establish safety.  “Safety” is an umbrella term that includes discontinuing substance use; letting go of dangerous relationships (such as domestic abuse and drug using “friends”); stopping self-harm behaviours; gaining control over extreme symptoms (e.g. dissociation).  Many of these are self-destructive behaviours that re-enact trauma.  Please note, this group explicitly does not explore past trauma, rather, it focuses on developing skills to create safety in a number of areas in life.