Aspire flies the recovery flag at national event
A 30-strong group of Doncaster people travelled to the north-west to fly the flag for the borough at Europe’s largest public celebration of recovery from drug and alcohol problems.
Service users, staff, families and friends of Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services boarded their own ‘Recovery Bus’ to take the trip to Halton in Cheshire to attend the 8th annual UK Recovery Walk, joining thousands of other people in recovery, along with family and friends and the services that provide them with support.
Aspire Case Manager Neil Firbank said: “The annual Recovery Walk is part of a whole host of activities to celebrate Recovery Month, which falls each September.
“It’s where people who have reclaimed their lives from addiction to live happy and healthy lives in long-term recovery promote and celebrate what being in recovery actually means – to the public at large as well as those who are still suffering.
He added: “We have a thriving and ever-growing recovery community in Doncaster and everyone who took part is living proof that with the right attitude, treatment and support recovery is always possible.”
Aspire is taking part in a number of events and activities as part of its Recovery Month celebrations, for full details please visit www.aspire.community
Anyone who would like a confidential chat about drug or alcohol issues, please ring (01302) 730956, or visit Aspire’s live chat at www.aspire.community