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Recovery launched in Coventry & Warwickshire

This week (Tuesday 26th June) saw the formal launch of The Recovery Partnership – the new drug and alcohol treatment service for Coventry and Warwickshire residents.

Over 160 people – ranging from service users and carers to probation chiefs and housing representatives – attended the event held at the Welcome Centre in Coventry.

The event started with an overview of what’s on offer from The Recovery Partnership – which includes drop-in advice and information, needle exchange, one-to-one support, structured day programmes, substitute prescribing, detoxification and access to residential rehab services.

The audience then heard from a variety of speakers to learn all about ‘recovery’ and what it means to different people, including service users themselves.

We were fortunate to have some high profile figures sharing their views with us, including Mark Gilman, Recovery Lead at the National Treatment Agency, Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of Addaction and Steve Rossell, Chief Executive of Cranstoun.

Addaction and Cranstoun are two of the country’s largest substance misuse service providers and jointly deliver The Recovery Partnership in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Recovery Partnership began providing drug and alcohol services across the two areas on 1 December 2011. The service was commissioned by Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council to meet the objectives of the National Drug Strategy 2010.

The Strategy advocated a new approach to treatment which emphasises recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, rather than long-term maintenance on substitute medication.

To find out more about The Recovery Partnership, visit www.cw-recovery.org.uk

Presentations from the event can also be downloaded here:

About The Recovery Partnership – Dr Mark Lawton & Rachel Abbott

The NTA Perspective on Recovery – Mark Gilman

The Provider Perspective on Recovery – Steve Rossell

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