Views sought on addiction recovery

Local people who have won their own personal battles against substance and alcohol abuse will give their views on how to beat addiction at a series of open debates.

The sessions, staged by St. Helens Council’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), got underway last month (January) and aim to get a range of views on recovery and how it is best achieved.

As well as service users, the Recovery Debates are open to the public, and also involve representatives of the National Treatment Agency, practitioners and councillors.

Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Safer Communities and Youth said, “ The sessions aim to get opinions from people who have been there - what they think about services and what helped them to recover from alcohol and substance misuse.

“We want to know what part people would like to play in their own treatment and what recovery means to them. It’s important – so that we can ensure that alcohol and substance misuse services in St. Helens are based on recovery and will continue to meet the needs of service users"

Future Recovery Debates take place on:

Tuesday 8 February (12noon - 2.30pm) in Room 1, the Beacon Building, College Street.
Monday 28 February (6-8.20pm) Beacon Building, Room 1+2
Wednesday 30 March (6-8:30pm) Beacon Building, Room 2.