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New centre opened to support recovering addicts
3:43pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
A NEW centre to help people recovering from addictions remain drug and alcohol free has officially been opened.
The Community Abstinence in Recovery (Cair) Centre, based in Victoria Road, Darlington, will support recovering addicts and offer support and advice to help them stay away from substance misuse.
The Cair Centre was commissioned by Darlington Borough Council’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) to add an extra element to the drug and alcohol treatment system in the borough.
The non-medical support at the centre will focus on supporting people in their own community and helping them to move on from their addictions and improve their skills and chances of employment through education and peer support.
Councillor Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council and chairman of DAAT, said: “The new centre and treatment approach will be an invaluable tool in the battle against substance misuse.
“While recovery programmes may be seen as the first line of attack, research and experience has shown that it is not enough to get someone off drugs or alcohol in the long term. The key is to keep them off and help them to get back on the road to recovery and, more importantly, to stay on it.
“Recovery is a very personal journey and anything that can be done to help someone along the way is to be welcomed.”
To access and become a member of Cair, individuals must have received help/treatment for their substance misuse issues from within the Connected Recovery service at The Gate in Darlington and be abstinent from alcohol or no longer using illicit substances.
Members must live in the borough of Darlington and be aged 18 or over.
Details of Cair are available from 01325-267230 or email email@example.com
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