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Special conference to showcase local recovery help

People who have had treatment for drug and alcohol problems will get the chance to celebrate recovery while finding out more about the help and support available locally at a special event taking place this month.

The Recovery Conference, which will be held on Thursday, 26 March, has been organised by the Norfolk Recovery Partnership (NRP), a partnership of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, The Matthew Project and the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust. It provides the adult substance misuse treatment service for Norfolk residents, commissioned by Norfolk County Council Public Health.

Taking place at the King’s Centre, in Norwich, it will give service users, as well as carers and volunteers, the chance to get together and celebrate recovery.

Workshops will also take place during the day, focussing on assertiveness and mindfulness as well as poetry and prose, while a variety of organisations will also run information stalls, including Recovery through Art, the Matrix, UK Smart Recovery and The Junction.

Anyone interested in volunteering with NRP will also get the chance to find out more about the opportunities available, while service users and their carers will be able to share their experiences to help further improve services in the county.

Denise Grimes, NRP's Service Lead, said: “This special event has been arranged to bring together service users who are recovering or exiting treatment, carers, volunteers and our partner organisations, to celebrate recovery while finding out more about local services.

“Anyone who has experience of issues with drugs or alcohol problems is welcome to drop in, take part in a variety of different activities and discussions. We’ll also be celebrating the work of our NRP volunteers, who play a really important role in enhancing the services we provide.

“We hope as many people as possible will come and join us on the day and help us celebrate recovery, and some of the fantastic success stories taking place across the county.”

The Recovery Conference takes place at the King’s Centre, 47-51 King Street, Norwich and runs from 9.30am to 4pm.

For more information about Norfolk Recovery Partnership, please visit