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

Join us for our Recovery Month events, including the Recovery Walk and Recovery Conference in Hull 2023. Learn more and register here:

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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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Collective Denial

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Unmasking the Mirage: Evaluating Scotland’s Minimum Pricing Policy for Alcohol

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