The Integrated Step Course


This three or six month full time programme has been created for use in treatment or rehab settings, inpatient or out. Several models have been brought together to form a framework that can be delivered in group settings and 1 to 1’s.


Firstly the programme studies the practices and principles of the 12 Step model, this forms a major part of the course and is the backbone that the course is structured around.


Secondly, it includes tools such as node link mapping as seen in the BTEI and ITEP ‘Routes to Recovery’. It is important to stress that node link mapping, as used in ‘Routes to Recovery’ is not a new theoretical approach - it uses the same cognitive behavioural principles as motivational interviewing and relapse prevention. The course also includes psychosocial models considering such areas as ‘cycles of change’ and ‘thinking patterns’ etc this includes focus on after care and relapse prevention.


Thirdly all session are based around the processes of learning as defined by Blooms Taxonomy and William Glasser.


Each Step has six levels taking the client from an introduction to the Step through to initiating peer support. 


The Integrated Step Course:

A complete end-to-end manualised twelve-step training programme

Combines twelve-step principles with CBT, recognised health authority processes (Routes to Recovery, UK NHS) and modern teaching methods

The recent Cochrane Report states that twelve-step recovery is the most effective way of reducing addiction and harms.


Our user results confirm that our Integrated Step Course successfully meets the expectations outlined by the Cochrane review. 

Get more in this summary about evidence based

Major public organisations, such as prisons, often struggle to meet internal policy requirements for the justification and management of self-help activity within their organisations. This often leads to a weak or even zero commitment to informal recovery activity such as AA meetings. Our Integrated Step Courses bridge the gap between twelve-step philosophy and the need for structured course material and metrics, as well as the provision of training for staff involved in delivery of the courses.​

Feedback. Recovery Connections.
Feedback. Recovery Connections.

Letter from Dot Turton, CEO at Recovery Connections.

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Letter HMP Durham
Letter HMP Durham

Letter from Tim Allen, Governor HMP Durham.

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Feedback. Recovery Connections.
Feedback. Recovery Connections.

Letter from Dot Turton, CEO at Recovery Connections.

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“I have enjoyed 2 days of this session and have more understanding of how the Integrated Step Course training sessions map into the 12 Steps. It has been a pleasure to share the powerful strength within the room of recovery and see the hope and possibilities of how the programme can help those on a pathway to individual recovery. Love the evidence evident in trusting the process which incorporates so much"


Integrated Step Course
at just £6,000

With over 70 lesson plans, 180 pages of client work, 22 power-points, 32 activity maps and 72 group sessions we think that our manuals are a solution that works.

In total there are 180 individual sessions that can cover up to 316 hours of face to face learning.

All persons delivering the course have to be certified and there are additional costs for this training.

Our Reduced Intensity Integrated Step Course at just £3,000

​WISC R.I was designed at the request of one of the UK prisons who did not have the staffing power and capacity to deliver the full Integrated Step Course. This smaller version can be delivered by staff or peers in inpatient or outpatient settings.


What are your barriers to delivering great mutual aid?


Lack of structure?

Unable to produce or stick to a timetable?

Wondering off task?

Clients get the upper hand?

Failure to meet government strategy?

Spiralling costs?

Client or staff dissatisfaction?

Poor record keeping?

What is the solution?

With the WISC Integrated Step Course you can be assured that the solution is on hand. Staff that work in your centre will be trained in delivering a programme that can be evidenced, is professional and bridges the gap between what is currently in place and what is expected in order to win bids and gain excellent CQC ratings.

More importantly achieving the best client outcomes.

Excellent outcomes you can be proud of!

Structure your delivery!




Evidence of client progress.

Facilitated group work.

Support your




Ability to cover at short notice.


in what is being delivered.

Evidence for CQC or auditors.

Peer led recovery.