“Who can really help you beat Addiction? Those who have been there and survived!”
John Port...Recovery Coach and founder of Treatmentlink
`Following his own recovery from Addiction, John began his work in addiction treatment. Supporting clients at a residential treatment centre in central Bedfordshire. His passion for recovery led to intensive work with the many clients coming into the rehabilitation unit. This gave him the experience and training that led him to work with dual diagnosis clients in a specialist unit, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the best treatment options in the UK.
From treatment to Treatment Link
Getting clean had always seemed a far off fantasy. Yet with help, It happened, and even today I am thankful for that. But it was never going to be enough for me. Being free and having survived the prison of Addiction, my eyes were open and I began to see that what I had suffered was happening to many others. How could I make a difference?
Beginning training at a big treatment centre was both familiar and daunting. I had been in rehab as a client and so knew my way around and though finding my best assets and effectively using them took time, it was working there I found my passion for addiction recovery and gained skills and experience in addiction treatment.Working in a 12 step rehab and later a dual diagnosis centre.
My work within the addiction treatment field took a new direction when I began working with a company in which I found new opportunities. Helping clients to find a path into recovery and looking more closely at rehabs offering addiction treatment, their practices and outcomes, I found some of the best treatment options, as well as those that only claimed to be. This careful consideration of quality is as important to me as would be to a person seeking help and a core value which is now at the heart of Treatment Link
To help another person find their way out of the darkness of addiction takes a guide who knows the way!
Beginning Treatment Link
Over the years I had heard many times a similar complaint. “I didn’t know who to trust” and comments like “I didn’t know which one was right for me, so I just picked one”. With the large number of Addiction treatment centres all competing for business it is sometimes difficult to know which one will be of real use, and what kind of treatment (if any) is needed.
My original idea was to offer only a referral service to help clients make an informed choice when looking for help. Though a very useful service I found that people wanted more. With a decision made to enter treatment,a lot of details needed attention. Transportation to and from the centre, as well as admission assessments and sometimes medical record access arranged. Once safely in rehab a question will inevitably arise as to what to do after? One of the most likely times for relapse is on completion of a treatment programme and so to offer Recovery Coaching was the best way to help support clients after treatment. Treatment Link was born.
In offering advice and treatment options we strive to be honest and transparent in working with our clients. Our goal is to present a clear path into recovery and to help in a professional way an individual to begin a journey to freedom from addiction.
What previous clients have said
John was an amazing help. Kind, understanding, and professional. He supported me from start to finish and continued after with a kind tone, and the perfect words for those looking for help. I would recommend his services to anyone. Due to the sober transportation he provided I was able to make the long journey home.
Linda Crawley Said...
I first contacted Treatment link confused and completely unaware of my options. My family was breaking down and I was about to lose my job. John guided me through the whole process, arranged admission to detox and transportation. After leaving the treatment centre I was supported by Treatment link and have found a healthier, happier me!
Mark Hammlett Said...
Thank you Treatment link for giving me the facts without the hard sell! I trusted your advice and found the help I needed as well as a really great recovery coach who has helped me to start enjoying being sober.