Positive Practice Partnership - Developing Excellence in Family Recovery

ACRA training courses

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ACRA is an evidence-based programme which employs behavioural learning to help 12- to 18-year-olds change their lifestyle to make healthy, substance misuse-free living more rewarding than alcohol and drug misuse.

Commissioners and service managers are working with us to embed this methodology locally – resulting in improved lives for families and stronger performance in service delivery.

Based on environment being key in determining substance misuse, the programme teaches individuals how to examine the positive and negative triggers and consequences for their behaviour. It also offers skills in problem solving, drug refusal and communication.

ACRA helps families to understand the acknowledged important role of an adolescent’s carer. Its broad aims are to:

  • build motivation to give up substance misuse
  • help support sober living
  • analyse substance misuse patterns
  • increase positive reinforcement
  • learn new coping behaviours
  • involve concerned significant others in the recovery process

The multi-service courses cost £299 per attendeePositive Practice also delivers in-house ACRA training at clients' premises with discounted pricing for more than 10 trainees. These include Turning Point and Barnardo's, 

For further information email [email protected] or ring 0773 871 8253.

After completing training, there is the option to proceed with accreditation through one-to-one or group supervision.

Future ACRA multi-service course venue and dates:

Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ

Thursday 1 to Friday 2 June 2017 (apply by Tuesday 30 May 2017)

For an application form: email [email protected]

Helpline:  0773 871 8253