A short film made by volunteers and workers from Addaction Scotland has won second prize in the Recovery Street Film Festival. The shortlisted films will be shown, for free, on Glasgow Green on Saturday 19th September, as part of the Scottish Recovery Consortium's Recovery Festival.
As new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales has increased for the second year in a row, drug and alcohol treatment charity Addaction has called for the government to rethink proposed cuts to local authority health spending.
The Mind and Body Programme, provided by Addaction's Young People’s Services in Kent, supported students aged 14-17 from five local schools, to reduce their self harming and develop better coping strategies.
Addaction’s ground-breaking service Blackpool Fulfilling Lives was visited by Big Lottery Fund chief executive Dawn Austwick in June. Funded by the Big Lottery, Blackpool Fulfilling Lives takes a completely new approach to supporting clients with multiple and complex needs.
We are very lucky to work with a broad range of people who choose to offer their time to Addaction as a volunteer. The additional support they provide across our services means we can extend our reach into new areas and engage more directly with the local communities in which we work.
A new project has been launched in Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, St Austell, Penzance and Redruth to raise awareness of the risks that can be associated with new psychoactive substances, particularly the new trend of so called legal highs.