Addaction Recovery Champions play an integral part in working towards our aim of helping individuals to leave treatment free of their drug and alcohol dependence so they can fully recover. Our champions promote a culture of individual ambition, whilst supporting our high aspirations for increasing recovery outcomes throughout the organisation.
Addaction is committed to implementing an organisation wide Recovery Champions Framework, seeing representation in every service.
The purpose of recovery champions is to spread the message amongst Addaction service users and others, that recovery is worth aspiring to, and to help those starting their journey. Recovery champions will motivate others to start on their individual recovery journey by seeing the progress made by their peers.
All of our services are represented by both Community Recovery Champions (service users) and Therapeutic Recovery Champions (staff members) and are involved in many recovery initiatives such as developing links and partnerships with other organisations, developing care pathways and promoting recovery in other ways.
Becoming a Recovery Champion formally recognises the work that our inspirational people are already achieving, and provides opportunities to learn and develop skills, contributing to Addaction’s wider recovery strategy. All Recovery Champions have a nominated supervisor who is available to provide support and learning development.
If you are interested in becoming an Addaction Recovery Champion, please contact us.
As part of our ongoing commitment to Recovery, we will be holding our 3rd National Recovery Conference in partnership with The Amy Winehouse Foundation, Rehab Grads and RIOT Radio. It will be an opportunity for service users and staff to positively engage in taking substance addiction treatment forward, learning about how people can choose recovery as an achievable way out of their dependency to drugs and alcohol, and how together we can make this work.
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