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IN THIS ISSUE

ON THE COVER – Take Pride

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Outreach
in North London

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Recovery through arts , sports and the environment

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INSIDE
4 NEWS Drug policy ‘ not working ’; gambling company ’ s record fine
12 KEY TO SUCCESS Our careers series opens with the recovery / keyworker
14 EVERY LITTLE HELPS Small changes help facilitate trauma-informed care
16 HEPATITIS C : Clear path to elimination
20 LIFE IN RECOVERY Join the Recovery Games !; Fred ’ s journey in verse
22 LANDMARK ART Creativity can help sustain recovery
25 WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ... Harm reduction
Hep C , countdown to elimination

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STAYING STRONG IN PARTNERSHIP

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‘ People with lived experience are vital to success ’

‘ Knowing you are not alone is empowering . Knowing that other people understand you is reassuring , and coming together as a community celebrates the positive changes we have made in our own lives .’ Darren ’ s version of recovery ( p6 ) will resonate with many people celebrating Recovery Month , particularly those who have experienced early trauma .
It ’ s important to recognise the signs of trauma , so we can try to ‘ give as much empowerment , trust and control as possible ’ and you can read about simple , practical steps to a trauma-informed approach ( p14 ). Effective engagement is the obvious , and often very difficult , first step , especially in outreach ( p18 ), while Manchester ’ s collaborative model offers a network of support that acknowledges the trauma that underlies most addiction problems ( p8 ).
People with lived experience have been vital to the development and success of essential parts of the treatment system , including hepatitis C initiatives ( p10 & 16 ). Let ’ s also remember ( p25 ) that they are vital to designing a harm reduction system that makes sense .
Starting this month , our new series on career development looks at the essential role of the recovery / keyworker . Send your professional queries to the Career Clinic ! Claire Brown , editor Keep in touch at www . drinkanddrugsnews . com and @ DDNmagazine
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