Drug and alcohol services have long been committed to supporting people in recovery as a central principle in their service delivery.
The Recovery Pride Charter invites drug and alcohol services to make four key recovery pledges to their service-users which will support them on their road to recovery. Haringey’s service-users, drug and alcohol services, and Haringey Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) have put the charter together. We collectively believe that recovery is possible, that people in recovery are talented individuals and that the stigma experienced by those struggling with drug and alcohol issues must end. The charter is a call to action for drug and alcohol services to signal their on-going commitment to building recovery.
The charter is being launched as part of Recovery Pride 2012 (26-31st March 2012)—Haringey’s first recovery week—an exciting programme of events which we hope will motivate those struggling with drug and alcohol problems, celebrate the success of those in recovery, and tackle stigma in the wider community. Recovery from drug and alcohol problems is different for each person. For some people abstinence is the answer, whilst for others controlled use works. The key thing is that recovery should be self-defined.