Community gathers for recovery celebration

by CWP News - 20 January 2016

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) have joined partner agencies, family, friends, and the local community in celebrating the outstanding progress made by 7 people recovering from addiction with the help of East Cheshire services.

The graduation ceremony, which took place on Friday 8 January at St George’s Church, Macclesfield, welcomed guests, graduates, family and friends, to reflect on their successful recovery journey.

Suzanne Jones, CWP Substance Misuse Lead, said “All the team at the East Cheshire Substance Misuse Service are extremely proud of the commitment and work completed by the service users who have been recognised in today’s graduation. The Dependency Emotional Attachment Programme (DEAP) course equips people with the skills they need to maintain a life free from the issues associated with substance use.  It not only benefits the individual, but also their families and the local community. As a service we are committed to promoting Recovery in the community and the people graduating here are a shining example of this.”

Graduate Aron Goff said, “DEAP has helped me to connect to my emotions, see people as equals and learn more humility. I still struggle at times at keeping things consistent but I have more awareness of my thought processes, and how I am feeling.”

CWP offer substance misuse support in East Cheshire. The current programmes are run in partnership with Acorn Recovery Projects. For more information check out www.acornrecovery.org.uk. Referrals to the service can be made by an individual, through a partner agency, by your GP or by the hospital.

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