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Drug Consumption Rooms in Scotland

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...

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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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Treatment: Buprenorphine

Treatment: Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or stop the use of heroin or other opiates. It has been available in Europe as a treatment for heroin/opioid dependence since 1996. Buprenorphine is an opioid-receptor partial agonist...

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Treatment: Types of Detox

Treatment: Types of Detox

Detox is moving from your regular drug use to no drug use, with the help of various medications. There are different types of detox. The types of substances having been abused as well as the withdrawal symptoms experienced will influence which type of detox is...

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Treatment: Rehabilitation

Treatment: Rehabilitation

WHAT IS REHAB? Inpatient rehabs are intensive, residential treatment programs designed to treat serious addictions. Patients stay at a clinic in a controlled environment with 24-hour medical and emotional support. During inpatient treatment, residents are able to...

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Opioid Painkiller Dependency

Opioid Painkiller Dependency

What is Opioid Painkiller Dependence? Opioid Painkiller Dependence (OPD) is a physical addiction to prescription, and or over the counter painkillers. Opioid painkiller dependence is a long-term medical condition — and one that can be treated effectively. Many people...

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Choosing Recovery

Choosing Recovery

Recovery means different things to different people, and everybody’s recovery is different. Recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment and support – even if you’ve tried and failed before....

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Emergency Help

Emergency Help

Here’s what you need to know should you ever have to help a person who’s having a bad reaction to a drug or overdosing. Following these steps could save their life. What to look out for AnxiousTensePanickyOverheated and dehydratedDrowsy, orHaving difficulty with...

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

A massive thanks to everyone who came along on the day to our AGM & Host winners Party on Friday in The Brink, Liverpool. A special thanks to Kathleen Reilly who went beyond and above the call of duty helping to organise all the fundraising & support acts....

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UK Recovery Walk Compendium

UK Recovery Walk Compendium

Please click here on the Compendium to see a collection of stories from the UK Recovery Walks since their inception in 2009. The compendium is a real celebration of the walks that have taken place up until now. We hope you enjoy reading about some of the memories  we...

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