A special film showcasing the wide range of help and advice available to people who are struggling with drugs or alcohol has been launched to mark the start of National Recovery Month.
Norfolk Recovery Partnership (NRP) has worked with media studies student Jess Allen to produce the promotional DVD, which is now available online and will be shared with stakeholders and other organisations over the coming weeks.
The film features staff from NRP, which is a partnership of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, The Matthew Project and the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), explaining more about the care they provide, as well as quotes from service users who have received help and treatment.
It has been designed to encourage anyone who feels they may benefit from support to address an alcohol or drug problem to get in touch and find out more about the services which are available. This includes assessment, detoxification, counselling, recovery interventions and group work, along with substitute prescribing and support to help people reduce their use and stay off substances.
Chris Strivens, Deputy Service Manager for NRP, said: "We were delighted when Jess approached us and asked if we'd like to work with her to make the film. The project went extremely well and saw service users and staff involved throughout. We are really pleased with the end result and hope that people find the DVD interesting.
"Recovery Month is really important to NRP, as it provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate some of our service user's many success stories while helping to inspire and motivate others who are just starting out on their recovery journey.
"We would also encourage anyone who is working with, or caring for, someone with alcohol or drug problems, or are struggling themselves, to use Recovery Month as their springboard to get in touch with us and find out more about how we may be able to help."
As well as the DVD launch, NRP will mark Recovery Month by holding a variety of celebration events at its bases in Norwich, Thetford, North Walsham, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn. They include:
NRP operates an open access system, which means service users do not need to make an appointment before attending. For more information, visit: www.norfolkrecoverypartnership.org.uk
You can find the NRP video by visiting: www.youtube.com/NSFTVChannel