Special day will raise awareness of alcohol and drug issues

Dorset Echo: RECOVERY:  The organising committee at CADAS centre RECOVERY: The organising committee at CADAS centre

A RECOVERY day in Dorset aims to celebrate the recovery process and raise awareness.

Dorset Recovery Day will take place on Saturday February 1 at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester from 10am to 4pm.

Organisers of the day say the aim is to help make recovery from drug and alcohol issues in Dorset visible to those people using the service and those in the wider community, to show the strength of service users and the Dorset treatment system.

The event involves treatment services across Dorset provided by Dorset Drug and Alcohol Action Team. The services offer help, support and treatment to people who suffer from drug or alcohol problems.

Users of the service and those in aftercare have also helped to support and organise the event.

The day will see a recovery walk through the county town at 11am, starting at the Corn Exchange, there will also be guest speakers and stalls from treatment providers across Dorset so that anyone interested can find out more about what treatments are available and get help and advice.

Everyone is welcome to join in with the event and find out more.

Charlie McCaig, team leader of the Turning Point team, which deals with drug intervention, said the day was a celebration of the recovery process.

He said: “It is going to be a good day. It will be helping people to access treatment – people can come along and ask questions.”

Mr McCaig said the event was for people who were already involved in the recovery process or those who would like help, as well as friends and families.

“It’s a celebration of the recovery process.”

For details visit dorsetforyou.com/drugsandalcohol

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11:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

AmericanGuy says...

This is needed and a good idea. Here in the states the idea of sober companions is becoming popular. Most people cannot stop their lives and spend 30 days in rehab, so many have opted to have a sober companion shadow them and keep them out of trouble. Not covered by insurance here, so it's an out of pocket for around 30K for one month, sometimes even more with expenses. One such service is here: http://www.sobrietyc
ompanions.com also known as Steps Into Action
This is needed and a good idea. Here in the states the idea of sober companions is becoming popular. Most people cannot stop their lives and spend 30 days in rehab, so many have opted to have a sober companion shadow them and keep them out of trouble. Not covered by insurance here, so it's an out of pocket for around 30K for one month, sometimes even more with expenses. One such service is here: http://www.sobrietyc ompanions.com also known as Steps Into Action AmericanGuy

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