Heads of recovery gather for Recovery College 5 conference

The Changing Face of Substance Use is the focus of the fifth annual Recovery College conference on Friday 4 October at The Courtyard in Goole, which brings together leading experts in the field of recovery from drugs and alcohol.

The Recovery College is a regional initiative between The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS), Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Spectrum CIC and the University of Derby. Also, this year the event is sponsored by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The conference aims to share best practice, current thinking and the opportunity for those working in the field to network, share experiences and offer support.

Tim Young, CEO of The Alcohol and Drug Service says:

“The theme of Recovery College 5 is ‘The Changing Face of Substance Use’ and will cover a range of areas including: the Criminal Justice system with a focus on prisons, image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs), NPS and festival drug testing, as well as prescription medicines.

“With the rapidly changing face of substance use Recovery College 5 provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners and professionals working in recovery to gather together with peers from across the sector.

“We have a fantastic line-up to focus on some of the substances and patterns of use which have changed over the recent years and to explore some of the innovative methods being developed in response to help the recovery journey of those involved.

“The Key note speaker, Dr Ed Day was appointed as the Government’s Drug Recovery Champion. He is a leading clinician and academic with extensive experience in the treatment and recovery of drug dependence and addiction. He will explore the Changing Face Of Substance Misuse and give his thoughts on what the future of drug treatment may hold.

“Subject speakers include; Joe Kean who is a leading researcher in the field of image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDS). Michael Wheatley, Senior Recovery Adviser for HMPPS will discuss developments in tackling substance misuse with the prison and criminal justice system. Andy Maddison, Alcohol, Drugs and Homelessness Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager for Public Health England (Yorkshire and Humber) will discuss Novel Psychoactive Substances and developments in drug testing at festivals and Dr Soraya Mayet, Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Addiction for the East Riding Partnership Drug and Alcohol Service will cover the current issues relating to Over Prescribing of Dependence Forming Medicines and what can be done to address this.”

People working within the field of recovery are invited along to attend this FREE event:

Date: Friday 4 October 2019 at 12.15 to 4.30pm

Venue: The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE

Book: Just click the link here: https://bit.ly/2l07RSR