Calderdale in Recovery Goes On-line

Earlier this month we were given a preview of a new and exciting website especially designed for the recovery community; for those working in the field, those who are in recovery themselves and for those wishing to enter recovery, as well as all those who support the journey; friends, family and loved ones, all the local services involved, directly or indirectly; CSMS, Project Colt, Lifeline, Al-anon, AA, NA, Housing, Employment, Training and Education etc, as well of course – TBRP.

CiR brings together a wealth of information for the people of Calderdale; it’s a one-stop-recovery-shop. There should be no need to venture off the site if you are looking for a phone number, email address or directions to a service.

The site has a nice crisp and easy to navigate design and is full of content. It includes a “Blog” for recovery services to make announcements, a detailed listing of the popular drugs; their effects and the risks in taking them, an online copy of the “choices” recovery guide and a “Gallery” of recovery pictures from various services. We shall be sending some of the pictures from this issue of RT and some we didn’t have room for.

But the best bit by far is the Forum. It’s a place where everyone can join and talk about recovery, share experiences, get help and be helped. There is a complete diary of what’s going on, including a calendar of all the local mutual aid meetings too. We can’t wait to start using it. Oh and the address? That’s easy:

Niamh Cullen – Drug & Alcohol Programme Manager in Calderdale’s health team said:

“The team are excited with this latest development and hope that it will support the developing recovery community in Calderdale. Those in early or long term recovery and those both in or out of local treatment services will have a forum to share ideas, interests and information and above all stay connected!”

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Article featured in RecoveryTimes issue 4