South East Alternatives have places available on their latest courses to help towards long term recovery.

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:

0141 429 7229 / 07951449884

Upcoming SUSTAIN courses….


24th January 2013 – 14th March 2013

“Mapping the Inner Landscape” is an exciting new series of workshops compiled by Donna Campbell especially for the SUSTAIN programme at SEA.

Sometimes in order to continue on our journey of recovery in a meaningful way, it is important to map and acknowledge the emotional and intellectual places we have had to travel to.

“Mapping the Inner Landscape” does just that. By using a combination of art and writing we will make individual maps and journals of our recovery. Through working in a creative way, we will witness, not only where we have been, but also, the potential we have for our future and how our recovery can be of help to others.

No previous experience of creative writing/art is needed. The aim of the workshops is to have fun while learning a wee bit more about our individual journeys.

Donna Campbell is in recovery. She is a group facilitator and writer who has worked extensively with people in a creative way.