Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL


  • 1 October 2012
    Former service users from CRI’s Arundel Street drug project in Sheffield took part in a multi-agency bike ride in September to celebrate their recovery success. Around 40 people took part in the bike ride, which was organised jointly with Sheffield Alcohol Support Service and Phoenix Futures. 
  • 1 October 2012
    CRI sponsored the 4th UK Recovery Walk which took place on Saturday 29 September in Brighton and Hove. The annual walk was organised by people in recovery and is held each year as a celebration that people can and do overcome their personal misuse of drugs or alcohol. Next year’s event will take place in Birmingham. Around 1500 people gathered on Hove Lawns and marched through the Brighton city centre - each carrying a bottle of water and a stick of rock provided by CRI.
  • 24 September 2012
    David Gregson has been talking to the Sunday Times about what it’s like to be chairman of the board of trustees at CRI. Read the article on the Sunday Times website.
  • 21 September 2012
    Personal stories and innovative approaches complement the impacts reported in this year's document. From a young person to someone with 15 years of drug dependence, the report brings to life what the statistics and project services also mean to individuals who use the charity's services across England and Wales.
  • 21 September 2012
    This year will see Brighton hosting the 4th UK Recovery Walk, of which CRI is the main sponsor. The national Recovery Walk celebrates hope and the possibility of recovery through a large group walk – last year there were over 1,500 participants – and an afternoon of family activities. In the run up to the walk we are holding Open Days at three of our Brighton and Hove based drug and alcohol services so that people can drop in and find out more about the work we do in the area. The events are listed below, each one:
  • 20 September 2012
    Victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition, announced this month The definition of domestic violence now includes young people under 18 and is the latest action by the government to tackle violence against women and girls.
  • 14 September 2012
    CRI trustee, Sir David Calvert-Smith, has been appointed Chairman of the Parole Board for three years commencing on 1 October 2012. Sir David Calvert-Smith,formerly the Honourable Mr Justice Calvert-Smith, has been a trustee at CRI for eight years. He was formerly the Director of Public Prosecutions and retired as a judge upon taking up this appointment. From 2006 to 2010 he was one of the presiding judges of the South Eastern circuit.
  • 14 September 2012
    Leading clinical experts from across the UK and abroad travelled to Manchester on 5th September to discuss new approaches to tackling substance misuse at a conference hosted by CRI in partnership with the University of Manchester.
  • 7 September 2012
    CRI Trustee, Professor Mike Pringle, has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), following a national ballot of its members. He will take up his position on 16th November, 2012.