to Get Into Recovery

Your Journey Starts Here

to Get Into

Your Journey Starts Here

Welcome to Get Into Recovery, an online rehab facility, where hope meets transformation. Founded by John, who successfully changed his relationship with alcohol and has been in recovery for over 20 years, our platform is built on the principles of empathy, understanding, and unwavering support for individuals navigating the challenging journey of addiction recovery.

John's Story

Meet John, the heart and soul behind Get Into Recovery.

His journey through recovery, which began in 2002, is not just his story – it’s a reflection of the possibilities that await you. When John started his path to recovery, he faced the same pain, despair, and sense of hopelessness that many of our visitors experience today. His story isn’t just about overcoming substance dependence; it’s about the everyday victories that you too can achieve.

From the publication of his “Sponsor’s 12 Step Manual” in 2012, which has helped thousands globally, to his leadership roles that have shaped recovery practices both locally and internationally, John’s achievements showcase the potential for significant impact that lies in all of us. His recent 20-year sobriety milestone is a testament to the enduring change that is possible when courage meets opportunity.

Since 2004, John has spearheaded the development of his recovery models within the 12 Step framework, notably launching the Integrated Step Course in the UK in 2014. This program received outstanding feedback and contributed significantly to a Midlands service earning a distinguished CQC report.

Beyond program innovation, John has served as the UK liaison for the USA Willingway Foundation and as a board member of FAVOR UK. His global outreach included training individuals in Africa on recovery models in 2016, showcasing his commitment to international recovery efforts.

John’s entrepreneurial flair is evident in his 2019 acquisition of Somerton Lodge, a recovery-focused hotel on the Isle of Wight. This venture complements his ongoing development of Twelve Step Facilitation models and exemplifies his effective leadership.

With a background in service development and management and over 20 years of lived recovery experience, John’s previous roles include Project Manager for the IOW Youth Trust and CQC Registered Manager at Newport Residential Care, a care home for persons with chronic mental health. His educational background, with certifications in Recovery Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychology and Leadership for Health and Social Care, solidifies his theoretical and practical expertise.

Recently, John’s appointment to The Addiction Mission’s steering committee underscored his influence in shaping impactful recovery strategies. His involvement highlights his dedication to improving recovery methods and outcomes nationwide, reinforcing his role as a leader in addressing drug and alcohol addiction challenges.

Get Started

Start your journey towards recovery with us. Whether you’re taking the first step or need support along the way, we’re here to help you succeed.


Effective rehabilitation from the comfort of your home. Our virtual programs will support and guide you through your recovery journey.


Whether you are a recovery coach or looking to become one empower yourself with our dedicated coaching support services. 


Discover our collection of books written by John Elford offering practical advice and proven strategies to support you on your recovery journey.


Our alcohol-free hotel retreats offer support and relaxation to help you focus on your recovery in a safe and supportive environment.

Join Our Community...

Become a part of our supportive and inspiring community.

Our Approach

Our approach is holistic, utilising evidence-based practices to support recovery.


Our programs focus on restoring physical health through nutrition, exercise, and medical support. We focus on rebuilding strength and vitality, ensuring a strong foundation for recovery.


Emotional well-being is crucial in the recovery process. We offer support resources to help manage emotions, build resilience, and develop healthy coping strategies.


We believe in nurturing the spirit as part of the recovery journey. Our spiritual support includes mindfulness practices, meditation, and opportunities for personal reflection to foster inner peace and growth.