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Our UK Recovery Walk 2022 was held this year in Newcastle on 17th September.

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UK’s First Addiction Advocacy Service

Please enjoy reading even though it will be very disturbing for the comfortable, but comforting to the disturbed.   We are pleased to launch this report at the end of our first full year as the UK's First & only addiction advocacy service. With your...

UK RECOVERY WALK Newcastle 2022

At last --- Starting point is 12.00 at Ceremonial Way (next to the Civic Centre) on 17th September 2022. We will walk down Ceremonial Way, to the City and then back to the park for the rest of the day. Join the Recovery Walk Newcastle 2022 17th September 2022...

Purple Heart of Recovery

The History of the Purple Heart Way back in 2012 we created the purple heart of recovery as our charity's emblem to represent the bravery & courage required & practiced daily, by people in recovery & their families, friends & allies. Honouring all...

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

If the Scottish Government is truly serious about their national mission to save lives, then we should make every effort to learn from the things that have happened in England over the past 13 years. Politics and ideology have dominated this field for too long, and I...

Scotland’s National Lived Experience Collabortive

FAVOR UKs Response, as you know we cant work for free anymore.  "A human rights-based approach places people and their human dignity and rights at the centre of all policy and decision-making." (Corra Foundation, 1st July 2022) We entirely...

Definition of Radical & Practical = Right to Recovery Bill.

We have often heard that those of us pushing for a legally challengeable right to access treatment, through our Right to Recovery Bill, should focus on the Equality Act 2010 instead, specifically the exclusion of those in addiction from the protection the Act would...

The Right to Recovery – Tory Bill & Other Myths

Yeah click under here incase you're under the illusion of hype & spin ! Click here to see our Mythbusting booklet Today the *final proposal* for a Right to Addiction Recovery (Scotland) Bill was submitted to @ScotParl after the draft proposal earned 'full' or...

Drug Consumption Rooms in Scotland

A closer look FAVOR UK suggested the establishment of Drug Consumption Rooms (DCRs) as one or our 23 recommendations to the Scottish Government in 2019, in our report - Working together to challenge stigma & save lives but cautioned: " We recommend medically...

Learning to discern entails humbly attuning our ears & softening our hearts

  Since we began emulating the work of FAVOR in America, back in 2009, we have learned a great deal about the addiction sector and its very different dynamics across the UK, as well as in other areas of the world.  Since we first started organising &...

Advocacy Project 6 Month Report

In 2021 we made the case despite substantial opposition & were awarded via the Corra foundation funding to deliver what we believe was a desperately needed advocacy service. Our belief & need has been proved greater than we anticipated. Without any real launch...




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