The Detox Club, Scunthorpe
The Detox Club was formed from clients attending the Active Recovery programme in Scunthorpe because they wanted to have somewhere to go which was informal and where they could talk openly and freely to their peers about the difficulties that they were facing.
The Club is open every day to those in recovery and their families. They can socialise together and participate in board games, arts and crafts and use free computer equipment. The aim of the Club is to reduce social isolation and give members the opportunity to socialise together and gain support from others who have or who are actively trying to give up substance misuse. The Club has given members a sense of belonging and a safe place to visit where they will not be judged and they get help and support..
The Tribune Trust are supporting the Club with their positive activities programme. These activities will have a positive effect on members by building confidence, reducing anxiety and generating new friendships.
By providing alternative positive activities the Club feels that it will be able to build resilience through peer support, provide positive role models and help those in recovery to be able to break out of the cycle of drugs by giving them more positive life experiences.
Ian Walter, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, is shown presenting a cheque to members and volunteers of the Detox Club, supported by staff from the Active Recovery programme.