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Groups ARAS Runs

ARAS both runs and hosts different groups. This page explains them.

The Stabilisation Day Programme

This group is suitable for male and female clients, who are looking to reduce their use, stop their use or who are in recovery.  The group runs one morning a week.  It is a closed group i.e. there are no new members admitted once the group has begun.  Participants must commit to attending at least 8 out of ten sessions and need to be capable of reading and writing their own words.  Please ask your project worker when the next group information meeting is taking place.

Relapse Prevention Day Programme

A 8 week group for male and female ARAS clients who are in recovery or medically stabilized with an abstinence goal.  It is a closed group also and participants need to be capable of reading and writing their own words.  Please ask your project worker when the next group information meeting is taking place.

Auricular Acupuncture Group

Auricular Acupuncture sessions take place on Tuesday’s at 11:30 am, 12 pm and 12:30 pm and will last for 20 minutes each session.  The auricular acupuncture is available to anyone in attendance at this drop-in service, with GP consent needed from anyone with health issues. Auricular acupuncture has many health benefits including- a reduction in withdrawal symptoms and cravings for drugs or alcohol, a reduction in anxiety and stress, improved sleeping pattern and overall improved general health and wellbeing. Please ask your project worker for more information if necessary.

Fry Up Monday

Fry Up Monday OPEN Drop In from 9.30 to 11.00 a.m. All Welcome.


This is a CLOSED group held each Wednesday 6 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday 10 - 11:30 am. These groups are Self-Management and Recovery Training support groups for ARAS clients. Clients need to be referred into them by a Keyworker.

SMART OPEN Group each Friday from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m. ALL WELCOME.

C.A. Ireland

C.A. Ireland is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Everything heard at a C.A. meeting is to be treated as confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. We exchange phone numbers, and give and seek support from one another between meetings. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom. We use the Twelve Step Recovery Program, because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Program works.