If drinking is interfering with your work,
you are probably a heavy drinker.

If your work is interfering with your drinking,
you are probably an alcoholic.

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves
to others that in the end we become disguised
to ourselves.

Addiction is addiction, and not to be flung
out of the window by any man, but coaxed
downstairs a step at a time.

Fear will hold you prisoner,
truth will set you free.

If you want things to be different, perhaps
the answer is to become different yourself.

Treat your mind like a bad neighbourhood -
do not go there alone.

Anything not attempted remains impossible.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other
side of every fear is a freedom.

Many of lifes failures occur when people give
up without realising how close they are to
success.

Insanity: - doing the same things over and over
again and expecting different results.

The chains of addiction are generally too small
to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Let us not look back in anger or forward in
fear, but around us in awareness.

Addiction Recovery Services

The Basement Recovery Project is an award-winning, community-based organisation built on the expertise of lived experience.  We operate throughout Calderdale to offer those in addiction to alcohol or drugs a new way of life, free from the need or desire to use any mood-altering substance; we call this RECOVERY.

Our Recovery Hubs

Advert for free Alcohol Brief Interventions Training 2024

How to have a conversation about alcohol

NEW DATES FOR 2024 - "Having a word" at the right time - can be effective in making people reconsider their drinking behaviour and cut their alcohol intake significantly. Sign up for this FREE Brief Intervention training for alcohol misuse.
TBRP Lastest Timetables for Calderdale including Mutual Aid

TBRP Latest Timetables 2024 – Calderdale

Here are the most up to date timetables for Calderdale, Kirklees and Mutual Aid meetings. You can download and print your own copy or ask for one at your nearest recovery hub.
Contact TBRP Halifax, Huddersfield

Outreach Worker

Work throughout Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust locations to support and engage with people who present intoxicated in A&E and other hospital and care settings. This is likely to involve working outside of the usual 9-5 working week and you will be part of that planning.
Contact TBRP Halifax, Huddersfield

Recovery Coach

TBRP's success is in our approach to recovery. This includes our bespoke recovery programme and we are now seeking to expand our team of Recovery Coaches. Closing Date: 22nd Jan 2024. 37.5 hours per week. Starting salary from £24,000. To apply, please see our Careers page.
Contact TBRP Halifax, Huddersfield

Recovery Coach (County Durham)

The Durham Recovery Community needs you! The Basement Recovery Project is supporting the development of a LERO (Lived Experience Recovery Organisation) in Durham. As part of this development, we aim to recruit and train a Recovery Coach who can work alongside CDDARS and other agencies to embed authentic recovery initiatives.
Isle of Arran Story by Callum at TBRP

Our recovery adventure to the Isle of Arran

Over the next three days, stories and experiences were shared, both around the dinner table and on our miniature excursions of the island. The bonds that were formed between us during our adventure will last a lifetime.
Contact TBRP Halifax, Huddersfield

Recovery Coach

TBRP's success is in our approach to recovery. This includes our bespoke recovery programme and we are now seeking to expand our team of Recovery Coaches. Closing Date extended to 24th Feb 2023. 37.5 hours per week. Starting salary from £24,000. To apply, please see our Careers page.

Want to learn something new?

The Basement Recovery Project is looking for a number of recovery apprentices and recovery builders to learn all aspects of our services. To be considered, all you need to do is express your interest on one sheet of A4 and email it to our head office in Halifax See the website for details.
Christmas Message from The Basement Recovery Project

2022 Christmas & New Year Message

Thanks to our community for your support over the years as we are fortunate enough to help those most vulnerable across Calderdale. The cost of living crisis is combining with existing disadvantage and vulnerability and putting many of our members at greater risk...

Events have Moved

Our Recovery Timetable can be found on Calderdale in Recovery, or downloaded here in PDF format:

What people have to say about The Basement Recovery Project

Because of what I have learned through counselling, groups, meetings and the pre-recovery programme I know my life is going to change in a massive way.

I feel great! The old me is back. Life is good and I’m really enjoying myself.

Massive thanks to both Recovery Steps and the Basement Recovery Project, not just from me but my family too. You have given them their dad and Kev back.

Picture of Kev for his addiction recovery story for The Basement Halifax and Calderdale Recovery Steps

I am a different person altogether. I’m that person I was trying to be all those years ago.

If it wasn’t for The Basement Project I would still be at home, lying on the couch, out of my head on heroin.

Mentally I feel fantastic, never better. I don’t have any anxiety attacks or fear of not drinking again.

It’s thanks to TBRP and the Recovery Programme that has allowed me to make more sense of the nature of my addiction and how it has affected my whole life. After eighteen years of drinking, I’ve not had a drop since.

I can’t believe my life today. All that was promised to me by my key worker has come true.

This detox house has been a sanctuary for me, a life-line to get back my focus and direction.

I feel there is a purpose in life again and I’m happily enjoying it. It has much more meaning now.

90% of my friends are in recovery and I recently held the most sober wedding reception you will ever see.

I am the happiest I have ever been and more importantly, I have the ability to handle the bad times, which, previously, I couldn’t. I have peace and good balance. I have a good relationship with everyone in my life.

After talking to people at the Basement, I felt they knew more about me in five minutes than my councellor did after 12 months.

I have a future to live for, and I embrace it every day. I am currently on an Access course at college hoping to attain A ‘Levels that will get me to university where I’m hoping to do a degree course in criminology.

I’m alive, clean, in recovery and being a proper dad to my kids as well as working towards a better life.

I’ve not seen anything like this, they do incredibly important work and make a huge contribution to the community here in Halifax.

I think what they do here could serve as a role model for other organisations around the country.

Shadow Justice Minister Visits Halifax's Basement Project