UK Registered Charity No SC043961

We aim to:

  • Save and improve the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
  • Increase society’s understanding of the links between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs, promoting patience, understanding and empathy.
  • Influence and shape public policy, removing the tokenism around the way that the voices of living and lived experiences are heard.
  • Encourage and promote a more balanced investment into treatment services by public bodies and other funders.
  • Celebrate and promote a culture of hope through our annual national recovery walk, inviting communities to walk with us through towns and cities across the UK

We now accepting bids for the 2024 UK Recovery Walk. 

Read more about the Right to Recovery Bill and how you can help to support this important bill.

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Faces & Voices of Recovery UK is part of a worldwide policy advocacy movement that is taking on issues of discrimination, social justice and service access

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The Scottish Connection with Canada.

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Exposing the Flaws in Stirling University’s Drug Research.

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Redefining Rehab & Recovery: Addressing Addiction Treatment Disparities in Scotland”

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Balancing the Battle: The Power of the Pen in the Face of Addiction, Ideology & Dyslexia

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This Years UK Recovery Walk Brochure Hull 2023

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Balancing Harm Reduction and Recovery: Scotland’s Right to Recovery Bill

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Rethinking Scotland’s Drug Policy: A Comparative Analysis with European Models

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False Dichotomy Harm reduction Vs Recovery

This is an excellent peice from @DaniGaravelli1. wrote a peice for the guardian here I would however like to clarify here that the statement "Scotland’s...

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Are you looking for a new challenge and opportunity to make a real difference to peoples lives and communities? We have the following role available - Support and Advocacy Advisor. Advocating for those in addiction in Scotland to ensure that people have choice and are...




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