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, independent, community-based organisation which operates throughout Calderdale & Kirklees. We 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Following all COVID-19 secure guidelines we are currently open with limited capacity both in terms of staff availability and client spaces.

Our complete Freedom Recovery Programme is now being delivered across our hubs in addition to some Here & Now and SMART Recovery groups (selected hubs).

ALL group attendance is by appointment only. Please contact your recovery hub or keyworker for more information.

We will keep you updated here and via our Facebook Page.

We are continuing to host a number of Zoom meetings.

For more information please see our blog post.

Our phone lines remain open.

Please also join the Calderdale in Recovery and Kirklees in Recovery Facebook Groups to offer, and receive online support.

For more information on Coronavirus see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Our Recovery Hubs

Alex’s Recovery Story

My drinking stayed like this for years but following the traumatic birth of my son when I was 30, my relationship with alcohol changed...

Kate’s Story

My drinking stayed like this for years but following the traumatic birth of my son when I was 30, my relationship with alcohol changed...
carers support line poster for drug and alcohol related issues

Two new helplines to launch supporting people affected by drug or alcohol use

From Monday 24th August 2020 we will be launching two support phone lines. The carers line will be available 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri to help those affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. Becky's Line will be available to people using drugs or alcohol and are in need of out of hours support or who are in crisis...

What you need to know about Cuckooing

Cuckooing is when a drug dealer or a gang takes over a vulnerable adult’s address for criminal purposes, usually as a site to supply, store or produce drugs from. Gangs will exploit an individual’s vulnerabilities in order to make a profit and avoid police detection...

Danny’s Story

Every time I’d thought I wanted to get well in the past, I had thought running away was the only way to do it. This time, I knew that I needed to stop running and try to get well in the place where I’d become so poorly. ...
COVID-19 health and wellbeing resources for families

Health and Wellbeing Resources for Families – Covid-19

Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing to increased awareness of infection and hygiene, there is a lot for children and families to process. Here is a great resource for you to share and download.

Getting Started with Zoom at TBRP

We are hosting a number of recovery support meeting via zoom. Here are some instructions which may help you to get up and running with the zoom app.

Did you lockdown your drug use?

We would like to find out a little bit about how coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting drug use. Here is a short, anonymous survey with mostly tick box questions which will take about 10 minutes to complete.
tbrp covid-19 timetable

TBRP Covid-19 Response – Zoom Support

Updated: 4th August 2020 We know COVID-19 has affected our…

Events have Moved

Recovery Timetables are now on their respective websites:

(During COVID-19, please check with the office as the schedules are changing regularly)

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.

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.