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 Here & Now and SMART Recovery groups (selected hubs).  Keep up to date with our timetables by visiting the Timetables Post where you can download your own copy.

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

Our phone lines remain open and you can also contact one of the hubs via our Contact Page.

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

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.
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TBRP Covid-19 – UPDATE

All our hubs meet the COVID-19 secure guidance and we are providing limited face to face group meetings.  These are restricted and are only available through your keyworker at Recovery Steps (Calderdale) or CHART (Kirklees) Mutual Aid groups will also continue with limited numbers and social distancing guidelines in place.

Marie’s Story

I first got drunk when I was about 13. A friend had got hold of a couple of litres of vodka and we were at another friend’s house sharing it around. I hated the taste but I loved the feeling it gave me. I drank enough to make me really poorly but it didn’t put me off. These one-off binges would happen every so often through my teenage years but it was when I started university in 2008 that my drinking really took off...
TBRP Todmorden

Welcome to The Kindness Hub – Todmorden

The Basement Recovery Project is pleased to announce the opening of our new hub in Todmorden – The Kindness Hub. The hub will officially open its doors for public viewing on March 6th 2020 between 1pm and 3pm. You are welcome to come along.

Running for your life – a couch to 5k review

The first time I went to the track to participate in the 0 to 5k programme I felt apprehensive. I had previously tried several times to complete the programme on the treadmill at the gym. And I had only got to week 3/4 before quitting. The track looked huge and intimidating. I nearly turned back to go home and I questioned my sanity, I wasn't a runner. Runners don't look like me, nearly 50 and overweight. But everyone was very welcoming, and I decided to stay.

New Suicide Bereavement Service

A new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide goes live on Monday (2 December) across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is a response to the fact that people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves.

TBRP partners with The Hirsche Foundation

The Basement Recovery Project and The Hirsche Foundation have formed a partnership that will help those struggling with addiction and who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Contact TBRP Halifax, Huddersfield

Recovery Coach x 2

The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP) is looking to recruit two recovery coaches who are keen to develop and coordinate the capacity of substance misusers to contribute to their own welfare and recovery from substance-related harms as part of an expanding programme of self-help activities. Closing date: Noon, 16th August 2019 ...

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.