People suffering from addiction or psychological disorders find in Vertical, welcome, respite, support and a real change of scenery. Immersed in the heart of nature, they are settled on the mountain pasture, far from temptations, in the rustic and invigorating conditions of a shepherd’s life. The daily activities and work on the mountain pastures contribute to their integration, to community life and to the resumption of a rhythm.
Given the fragility and complexity of personalities, the priority is to set in motion processes to work in a team, manage stress or simply regain self-confidence.
The process involves active listening and respect for the person’s background. The participant benefits from the absolute availability of the coaches to help him/her through the stages that he/she will go through, little by little.
Staying in touch and ensuring long-term follow-up is one of the key points of Alibaba and You’s support. Some participants have joined one of the integration programmes: Pied à l’étrier or Yourtes, or have gone to Asia. For those who are motivated, Vertical offers the means to follow a professional integration process.
Thanks to the Vertical programme, three people came out of addiction and became independent. Others are following the same path thanks to the quality of the support and the activities offered. Vertical is a wonderful tool for social and professional reintegration, outside the classic institutional paths, which proves its effectiveness over time.