Recovery stories

Every day we work with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by substance misuse. Their stories are often harrowing and heart-breaking. But when service users make a positive change and start on the road of recovery, their stories can be inspirational. They remind us all that there is a way out from addiction or dependence to alcohol or drugs. Check out the stories below to find out about the impact our work has on real people’s lives.

Peer mentors successfully find employment

Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator Lydia Rice (centre) with Joe Sheerin (left) and Daniel Bowden (right).

Two Doncaster men who have been helped by Doncaster’s Drug and Alcohol Services are proving that new beginnings really are possible.

Daniel Bowden and Joe Sheerin are starting new careers as support workers after successfully graduating from a peer mentoring scheme, which sees people with direct experience of substance misuse, volunteering their time to help others on their own recovery journeys. Please follow this link to find out more.

Doncaster service flies the recovery flag at national event

Staff and friends of Doncaster’s Drug and Alcohol Services fly the flag at the UK Recovery Walk in Durham.

A 47-strong group of Doncaster people travelled to Durham to fly the flag for the borough at Europe’s largest public celebration of recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

Representing Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services, they were attending the 7th annual UK Recovery Walk, joining thousands of other people in recovery, along with family and friends and the services that provide them with support.

Staff and service users braved some very wet weather and joined the group on their journey to become part of a national collective recovery movement. Please follow this link to find out more.

Three Peak challenge celebrates recovery

The team of service users and staff from RDaSH Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services at the top of Pen-y-Ghent

A team of Doncaster people have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to celebrate their recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

The group of 14 service users and staff from Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services took less than 12 hours to scale the steep ascents and descents of Yorkshire’s three highest peaks over a 24 mile-long journey, to mark UK Recovery Month which runs throughout September.

Please follow this link to find out more.

Exhibition reveals the many faces of drug and alcohol recovery

DMBC Public Health Improvement Officer Andy Collins (left), DDAS Worker Sally Hickson-Clark (second left) and Artist Les Monaghan (fourth left) with Jason Davis (third from left), Stephen Kennedy (second right) and Richard Greening (right) who feature in the exhibition.

A exhibition featuring 12 life-size portraits of people who have experienced addiction has opened in Doncaster, and each one is accompanied by a few heartfelt words written by each person describing their feelings about their individual recovery.

Please follow this link to find out more.

Recovery stories

Every day we work with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by substance misuse. Their stories are often harrowing and heart-breaking. But when service users make a positive change and start on the road of recovery, their stories can be inspirational. They remind us all that there is a way out from addiction or dependence to alcohol or drugs. Check out the stories below to find out about the impact our work has on real people’s lives.

Peer mentors successfully find employment

Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator Lydia Rice (centre) with Joe Sheerin (left) and Daniel Bowden (right).

Two Doncaster men who have been helped by Doncaster’s Drug and Alcohol Services are proving that new beginnings really are possible.

Daniel Bowden and Joe Sheerin are starting new careers as support workers after successfully graduating from a peer mentoring scheme, which sees people with direct experience of substance misuse, volunteering their time to help others on their own recovery journeys. Please follow this link to find out more.

Doncaster service flies the recovery flag at national event

Staff and friends of Doncaster’s Drug and Alcohol Services fly the flag at the UK Recovery Walk in Durham.

A 47-strong group of Doncaster people travelled to Durham to fly the flag for the borough at Europe’s largest public celebration of recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

Representing Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services, they were attending the 7th annual UK Recovery Walk, joining thousands of other people in recovery, along with family and friends and the services that provide them with support.

Staff and service users braved some very wet weather and joined the group on their journey to become part of a national collective recovery movement. Please follow this link to find out more.

Three Peak challenge celebrates recovery

The team of service users and staff from RDaSH Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services at the top of Pen-y-Ghent

A team of Doncaster people have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to celebrate their recovery from drug and alcohol problems.

The group of 14 service users and staff from Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services took less than 12 hours to scale the steep ascents and descents of Yorkshire’s three highest peaks over a 24 mile-long journey, to mark UK Recovery Month which runs throughout September.

Please follow this link to find out more.

Exhibition reveals the many faces of drug and alcohol recovery

DMBC Public Health Improvement Officer Andy Collins (left), DDAS Worker Sally Hickson-Clark (second left) and Artist Les Monaghan (fourth left) with Jason Davis (third from left), Stephen Kennedy (second right) and Richard Greening (right) who feature in the exhibition.

A exhibition featuring 12 life-size portraits of people who have experienced addiction has opened in Doncaster, and each one is accompanied by a few heartfelt words written by each person describing their feelings about their individual recovery.

Please follow this link to find out more.