Doncaster people who are recovering from drug or alcohol problems are now getting self-help advice and support through meetings with people who have successfully beaten their own addictions.
Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service’s volunteer peer mentors bring their own personal experience of addiction and recovery to help others who have the kinds of problems they have overcome. A group of them have recently completed training to become Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) facilitators, and are now able to offer small group meetings to support people in their recovery.
Aspire Service Manager Stuart Green said: “SMART Recovery helps people decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.
“We’re already trained our staff in SMART, so we’re really proud of our peer mentors for giving up their own time to train to become facilitators. It demonstrates our commitment to mutual aid and visible recovery in the 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