Alcohol Peer Support in Brighton
GOAL is an independent service offering information, support and advice to anyone concerned about their alcohol consumption. GOAL is entirely peer managed, everyone involved has personal experience of overcoming alcohol dependency and a commitment to helping others change their lives.
We run a weekly abstinence based Peer Support Group at Community Base in Brighton where members talk about the challenges they face, the obstacles they have overcome and the changes they have made since they stopped drinking. You can hear a group member talking about her experience by clicking here.
Why Join A Peer Support Group?
Relapse Prevention is at the core of our abstinent peer support model. By attending GOAL you will develop an awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. You will learn to recognise the 'triggers' that might lead to a lapse or relapse and develop successful strategies for staying healthy.
Sharing your experiences with people who have had similar problems can be useful, it can help you realise you are not alone. It's a good way to learn and develop successful strategies for your life without alcohol...and you might have some fun while you're doing it.
Our philosophy is taken from Marlatt and Gordon's Cognitive Behavioural Relapse Prevention Model. If you have found that AA/12 Step Philosophy is not for you then the GOAL method might be more successful. Each of us makes a unique journey as we try to regain control of our lives and move away from alcohol dependency. We hope you will find and accept support from a variety of sources and that GOAL will be one part of your process of maintaining change.
We can signpost other services and peer groups offering additional support which might be of interest to you.