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Advocacy Project 6 Month Report

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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5 Point Pledge for Election Candidates

5 Point Pledge for Election Candidates

Its really simple, Alcohol and other drugs related death across the UK is deeply worrying with the leading cause of deaths for people aged 20-49 being due to addiction and mental ill health. Sadly, there are 70 alcohol-related deaths & at least 17 Drug related...

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The Shortcoming is in me, NOT the programme!

I have navigated the 12-step community for nearly two decades, and in that time I have witnessed countless people and families being returned to health. These many life changing events have placed me in a position where I can never doubt the efficacy of the 12-step...

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The Right to Recovery Consultation Closes

The Right to Recovery Consultation Closes

For Immediate release FAVOR UK and it's partners would like to thank everyone who has met with us over the last 3 months regarding our Right to Recovery Bill . We wish to extend an extra thanks to those who took part in the consultation with an open mind to what it...

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Alcohol and Benzo’s

It’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking. But if you consume alcohol to cope with difficulties or to avoid feeling bad, you’re in potentially dangerous territory. Facts In 2015, there were...

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Addiction – A-Z of drugs

What is addiction? A substance addiction meets two criteria: You have difficulty controlling how much you use or how long you use. For example, one drink leads to more drinks, or one line of cocaine leads to more.You continue to use even though it has negative...

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Treatment – Medication Options

Treatment – Medication Options

Medication is used in a number of different ways to help with alcohol and drug dependency. Effective treatment comes in different shapes and sizes and encompasses a range of treatments and services which help people overcome their dependency and reduce the physical...

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Treatment: Buprenorphine / Naloxone

Treatment: Buprenorphine / Naloxone

Buprenorphine/naloxone is a combination medicine used to treat opioid dependence. It works in the brain and nervous system to help prevent withdrawal symptoms in someone who has stopped taking opiates. Buprenorphine is an agonist that can prevent symptoms and suppress...

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Treatment: Methadone

Treatment: Methadone

Methadone is a medication used in medication-assisted treatment to help people reduce or stop taking heroin or other opioids. Methadone has been used in Europe since the 1960’s to treat people who are addicted to heroin and opioid pain medicines. Methadone, a...

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Advocacy Project 6 Month Report

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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The Recovery Friendly Language Guide

The Recovery Friendly Language Guide

Words and their meanings with which they are imbued can achieve accuracy and relevance or they can transmit dangerous stereotypes and half-truths. They can empower or disempower, humanize or objectify, engender compassion or elicit malignant fear and hatred.  Words...

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The Right to Recovery Bill Explained

The Right to Recovery Bill Explained

  The Bill enshrines in law the right to seek treatment and that treatment to lay out ALL appropriate treatment options that the COUNTRY has at its disposal.   If that care plan was breached for no apparent reason, without consent, or if a treatment option...

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favor annual reports

Our Annual Report 20/21

Our Annual Report 20/21

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being interested in our work, and whether you are a person in or seeking recovery, a commissioner, a funder, a critic, or a member of the media - we want to extend a warm hand of friendship, and our...

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Our Annual Report 2019/20

Our Annual Report 2019/20

Please find the press release below and the download to our Annual Report .   Annual Report 2020_print version. Scotland “going backwards” on tackling drug deaths  A campaign group has said Scotland is now “going backwards” in efforts to tackle drug deaths.   A...

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Our Annual Report 2017/18

Our Annual Report 2017/18

On behalf of the board, I am proud to present the Trustees’ Annual Report, which sets out, for our supporters, members and the general public, what we have achieved and to give sight and opportunity for our members to influence our work going forward over the next...

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Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016. Our Annual Report is our one opportunity each year to draw attention to the work we are proud of and to share with you our hope & optimism going forward. A message from the Chair of Trustees Our aims Our vision Review of 2015-16 Recovery...

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recovery walk

Newcastle 2021 UK Recovery Walk Brochure

Newcastle 2021 UK Recovery Walk Brochure

Hey everyone please check out this years brouchre for the UK Recovery Walk 2021 (NEWCASTLE)   favor2021   Across the UK we have seen even more of our friends and family lost to alcohol & other drug deaths. As usual each year we see the usual commentary...

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UK Recovery Walk 2019 Brochure.

UK Recovery Walk 2019 Brochure.

Here it is folks Download it here Final Brochure 2019 Thanks to all our Sponsors - we couldn't do it without you - thats just a plain fact ! We are so grateful for your unconditional support each year. Hugs from all of us and from everyone who will attend over the...

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recovery month

End of Recovery Month 2020

End of Recovery Month 2020

Normally at the end of Recovery month we are invigorated and reenergised in our commitment to celebrating recovery but this year it has been more difficult to celebrate and here’s why. The impact of lockdown on recovery according to a yougov poll says that 39% of...

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UK Recovery Month Toolkit

UK Recovery Month Toolkit

What is Recovery Month? Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each...

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