More than one hundred service users, their families, carers and the local community marked the end of National Recovery Month with a special day held at the change, grow, live (CGL) Wirral Ways to Recovery (WWTR) service.
The event, held on 30th September, was a day of celebration, fun and engagement, designed to celebrate recovery and make the issue of drug and alcohol addiction more visible.
Recovery Month is held during September each year, and 2016’s theme is ‘Our Families, Our Stories and Our Recovery’, to highlight the value of family support throughout recovery.
WWTR packed the day full of activities, including live music, raffles, a neon balloon launch, health and wellbeing bus, a smoothie bike, as well as stories of hope and inspiration.
Service users had the chance to show off their skills and talents throughout the day with musical performances and DJ sets and staff performed a flash dance.
A graduation ceremony was also held for those who have completed WWTR’s alcohol recovery course.
Service users said the event was a truly amazing, positive and inspirational day, and a great show of unity.
Andrew Cass, Services Manager at Wirral Ways to Recovery said:
“We were delighted with the event on Friday and the number of people who came down to support Recovery Month.
We hold a passionate belief that recovery can be self-defined and contagious, and a drug and alcohol free lifestyle can be within the reaches of any individual, irrespective of their circumstances.”
Wirral Ways to Recovery is a dynamic recovery partnership in Wirral led by CGL with Phoenix Futures, Spider Project, The Work Company and AiW health. The service provides an Integrated Treatment and Recovery Service with an underpinning ethos celebrating Wirral’s success in Harm Reduction.