On Saturday 4 September members of the Leeds recovery community stepped onto the paths along the city’s waterways for the Leeds Recovery Walk, to highlight that recovery from substance misuse is not only achievable but something to take pride in as well. The walk is part of a series of national and international events and…

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To mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Forward Leeds will be giving out advice in Leeds city centre on Tuesday 31 August about what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing. As part of their response to the increasing number of people dying as a result of drugs each year, the city’s alcohol and drug…

Members of 5 WAYS, the Leeds hub for those in recovery from substance misuse, enjoyed an adventure break to the Yorkshire Dales this month. 18 members of 5 WAYS went to Marrick Priory Outdoor Education and Recreation Centre where they were able to take part in, archery, canoeing, high rope walks and rock climbs. They…

5 WAYS workers Kim Kaur and Amy Skelhorn are leading a new initiative for Leeds. They are aiming to work with people, now abstinent from alcohol or drugs, outside of the traditional structure of a drug and alcohol service. Kim said: “We’re taking the same 5 WAYS ethos of connecting with people, learning, being active,…

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