Former Doncaster drug and alcohol addicts share their experiences

A group of representatives from Doncaster's drug and alcohol service have attended a conference at Sheffield Hallam University to share their real life experiences of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 12:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th July 2016, 12:47 pm

Staff, peer support workers and volunteers from Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service attended the university’s Substance Misuse Conference to deliver workshops to social work students on a range of subjects including parental substance misuse and the role of medication in assisting recovery.

Aspire Service Manager Stuart Green said: “We were delighted to be involved in the conference.

“It was a great opportunity for us to showcase the fantastic services and support we provide in Doncaster - and meet keynote speaker Professor David Best, who is a leading figure in the field of addiction and criminology research.

“Our team was able to offer a unique insight into treatment services and recovery from a hands-on perspective, providing students with the vital knowledge they will need when they are newly qualified and working with children, families and communities affected by addiction.”

He added: “We also built some valuable reciprocal links with Sheffield Hallam University, which will deliver opportunities for placements, employment, education and training for students, staff and volunteers in the future.”

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