Addaction is a national organisation, which receives its funding mainly from local authorities. Addaction NE Lincolnshire provides a full range of services for people experiencing problems with their drug or alcohol use. They provide harm reduction via active treatment through to detoxification and rehabilitation.
The Tribune Trust is pleased to be able to support Addaction in providing a range of diversionary activities and events for the people who use their services to aid their recovery. This will include attendance at an annual event called the Recovery Games in Doncaster and attendance on a confidence building course which incorporates classroom style learning with outward bound activities, such as high ropes, rock climbing and canoeing. There would also be periodic trips to the theatre, museums and the cinema. They would like to be able to put on a talent show that their clients and their families could participate in.
These activities will develop team-working and encourage an active healthy lifestyle. The activiites will test the confidence of participants and help them to build positive relationships. It will enable them to realise that they have skills that they might not have known they had and give them lasting positive memories.
The confidence building course will help support those who are in recovery from addiction and who want to make positive changes to sustain their recovery. It will promote healthy living, raise self-esteem and create aspirations. Taking part in the outward bound activities will promote sport and active recreation and also promote volunteering opportunities for example as a recovery champion for Addaction in the future.
The talent show would showcase the skills and talents of clients and their family members. The event would be open to the public as well as partner agencies, families and friends. The talent show would thus work to break down the stigma attached to addiction and integrate individuals into their community. By putting on a talent show in the community, it is hoped that it will have a positive impact on clients’ self-esteem and promote recovery in a positive light.
The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Ian Walter, is shown presenting a cheque to staff and volunteers from Addaction.