alcohol and other drug problems is not only possible for individuals, families
and communities in North Ayrshire, it happens.
alcohol and other drug problems is different for everyone; it is unlikely that
two peoples experience will be the same. There are lots of people in recovery in
North Ayrshire – we can’t put a figure on it as people recover in different
ways, some use the support of local alcohol and drug services, others find
support through fellowships while others gain support from family and friends.
spoken to local people who are in recovery, and staff who work with people who
have alcohol and drug problems and we asked what recovery means to them. Our
flagship event took place on March 1st 2013 and attracted almost 100
people who work in or are in recovery in North Ayrshire. Based on all the
feedback we received we have developed a local working definition of recovery:
Recovery from alcohol and
other drug problems is a deeply personal journey which anyone is capable of
embarking upon.Recovery is something which
you can do for yourself though rarely by yourself; it can involve the growth and
development of individuals, families and communities.
Recovery is empowering and
an exciting opportunity.
For many, recovery is about
‘giving something back’ to your community, to your family and to yourself. At
its heart recovery is about improving quality of life, progressing and moving
forward at your own pace.