HEALTH | Recovery United – A New Beginning

Published: 01/07/2024

Rotherham United Community Trust are proud to announce the upcoming relaunch of its new Recovery Project ‘Recovery United’ aimed at supporting individuals battling addiction. The project seeks to offer a compassionate and inclusive approach to recovery, recognising the diverse pathways individuals may take to overcome their addiction. Understanding Recovery Recovery means more than just abstaining… Continue reading HEALTH | Recovery United – A New Beginning

Rotherham United Community Trust are proud to announce the upcoming relaunch of its new Recovery Project ‘Recovery United’ aimed at supporting individuals battling addiction. The project seeks to offer a compassionate and inclusive approach to recovery, recognising the diverse pathways individuals may take to overcome their addiction.

Understanding Recovery

Recovery means more than just abstaining from alcohol and drugs; it encompasses overcoming habits and other problematic patterns of use. For instance, if someone rarely drinks but consistently engages in violent behaviour while intoxicated, they might need to consider ceasing alcohol consumption and entering recovery. At its core, recovery is about the desire to be free from the negative consequences associated with consumption and addiction.

Simply put, recovery is the commitment to change harmful patterns of drinking and drug use. While many individuals choose to stop drinking or using drugs altogether to achieve this, others find recovery through harm reduction strategies. These may include using methadone instead of opiates, cannabis instead of stimulants, or adopting a controlled drinking approach rather than complete abstinence.

Language Matters: ‘Clean and Sober’

In our efforts to foster a non-judgemental environment, we avoid terms like ‘clean and sober,’ as they can imply a negative judgment on one’s past behaviour. Instead, we emphasize supportive and inclusive language that respects each person’s unique journey to recovery.

Fit to Attend

Participants are considered to be in recovery if they identify themselves as such. However, to ensure a safe and productive environment, we expect individuals to be ‘fit to attend’ support sessions and activities. This means they should not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at these times. Specifically, if someone would be unable to legally drive a car, they are deemed ‘not fit to attend.’ Ideally, participants should not have consumed drugs or alcohol in the previous 24 hours before attending any project-related activities.

Join Us

The Rotherham United Recovery Project is committed to supporting individuals on their path to recovery through understanding, compassion, and non-judgemental support. We invite those interested to join us and take the first step towards a healthier, addiction-free life.

Stay tuned for more information on the official launch date and how you can get involved. Together, we can make a difference.

For more information, please contact midyson@rotherhamunited.net