Poignant events celebrate Recovery Month

The Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) is proud to participate in the annual Recovery Month celebrations. Throughout September, the recovery sector aims to heighten awareness about recovery from substance misuse and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

On Saturday, the annual Recovery Games marked its tenth anniversary, with over 30 teams enthusiastically participating in outdoor activities at Hatfield Outdoor Adventure Centre.

This Saturday (23 September), the Faces & Voices of Recovery UK will host the annual FAVORUK Recovery Walk in Hull. 

Tim Young, Chief Executive of The Alcohol and Drug Service said: “As a charity, we promote the advantages of recovery year-round, providing services to over 3,000 individuals at any one time throughout Yorkshire. Recovery Month offers us an additional opportunity to send the message that recovery is possible. The Recovery Walk reaches a wide audience, enhancing awareness and understanding of substance misuse and helping to bust myths. It provides a platform for individuals and organisations to come together, support those in recovery, and celebrate the successes of those who have reclaimed their lives.

“The Recovery Games is undeniably one of my favourite events of the year. It’s an occasion full of positive energy and fun. It brings together families, friends and the wider community to celebrate recovery. Participants engage in friendly competition, but most importantly, having lots of fun – the sounds of laughter and cheers resonate throughout the day.

“We want anyone struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to know that recovery is possible, that they are not alone, and that by seeking support and finding a positive community, there is a way out.”

The FAVOR UK Recovery Walk on Saturday is a momentous occasion that brings together individuals in recovery, their loved ones, and supporters. This inspiring event aims to reduce the stigma associated with substance misuse, while celebrating the strength and resilience of those who have successfully rebuilt their lives.

Saturday 23 September, 11am

Starting Point: Princes Dock Street

Ending Point: Zebedee’s Yard

For more information about the free services that are available from The Alcohol and Drug Service, please visit www.ads-uk.org