UNITY GROUP: WORKING TOGETHER
MISUSE & ADDICTIONS WEEK: WHERE TO FIND HELP
PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS – 2008
Addiction Recovery Foundation
Addiction Today journal staff will be partnering with The Recovery Network to hold a London-based event during the Misuse & Addictions Awareness Week.
The Recovery Network will be partnering with the Addiction Recovery Foundation and Addiction Today to promote this event to the media, and help those who need treatment for alcohol and drug addiction/dependency to learn where they can find help.
Abbey Gisburne Park Hospital
Bisburne BB7 4HX
Event to be decided. Contact Susan Giles.
1 Regent Terrace
London SW8 1AW
Action on Addiction is delighted to support Addiction & Treatment Week and encourages more organisations to join up.
Peckam Hill Street
Tel: 020-7635 54930
Professional Open Morning on Thursday 26 June 2008, 11am – 1pm.
Opportunity to gain awareness of the work of the project, meet staff team, tour of project and meet current and ex-residents sharing their experiences of this programme. Refreshments provided.
Adfam will be holding an open event at one of its prison support services – highlighting existing work with families and the benefits of carer involvement.
Addictions Services Northumberland
On June 27th Addictions Services Northumberland plans to open their harm reduction service/needle exchange and 2 other offices in Blyth and Ashington where they provide an integrated package of care for Class A users. Although this will be an opportunity to strengthen links with agencies working in the same area, we seek to establish positive links with the business sector and the local strategic partnership.
Contact me: Jerry Hayes, development worker for Northumberland DAAT. email@example.com
ANA Treatment Centres Open Day
Date: to be confirmed, between 23-30 June 2008, 10.30 – 14.30
Title: “Treatment In The Real World”
Background: Last year, ANA, in partnership with Havant Housing Association and others, held an Open Day, as above. ANA showcased new facilities and programme enhancements and our successful partnership with Havant Housing Association.
The event comprises inputs from clients past and present, staff and our local Drug Action Team, The Safer Portsmouth Partnership and members of our Family and Carers Group, First Step. A page on our web site will also be dedicated to the event, in support of the Home Office / Unity Misuse & Addictions week.
ANA has a diverse staff team and a diverse client base with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. The lunch time will reflect this with diverse foods from around the world, celebrating difference and community.
ARA (Addiction Recovery Agency)
… is a residential 2nd-stage abstinence-based programme featuring mixed-gender treatment and single-gender accommodation, group therapy, 1:1 counselling, workshops, life skills, attendance at 12-step meetings, and learning & development work.
3rd-stage move-on accommodation is also available, with extensive relapse-prevention, aftercare and resettlement support.
We plan to again partner Broadway Lodge during Misuse & Addictions Week – details under Broadway Lodge below.
41 Abbeville Road
London SW4 9JX
Tel: 020-8673 4545
On Wednesday 25 June from 2pm, we will be holding a half-day Open Day on our premises. Our day will include information about our programme structure and the treatment we offer from the counsellors on our addiction-recovery programme. We are inviting previous clients who have attended our programme to offer you their first-hand experience of our treatment services.
There will be light refreshments and the opportunity to view our premises in the afternoon. For more information on the location of our centre and the addiction-recovery programme, click on our website. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
… is one of the largest mental-health trusts in the country, servicing people both within its area and further afield. We have eight directorates and our services are managed in five strategic business units or care groups, supported by a research and development unit, to help develop best practice and expertise. Every year, our 4,200 staff care for about 23,000 service users. We work in people’s homes, GP surgeries, community mental-health units and other community settings as well as hospital and community-based inpatient units. Most of our £160million annual funding comes from Primary Care Trusts, responsible for commissioning local health services and funded by the Department of Health.
We hope to again partner Broadway Lodge during Misuse & Addictions Week – details under Broadway Lodge below.