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Time out event for those affected by someone’s drug and/or alcohol use

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People affected by someone’s drug or alcohol use are invited to come to a drop in event at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury on Monday 24 September 2018.

The Time 4 You relaxation event is being hosted by Shropshire’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) as part of Recovery Month, and will run from 4pm to 7pm.

This drop in event is for people to come along and try various relaxation technique taster sessions to help to alleviate general stress. Activities such as mindfulness and yoga sessions will be available to try.

As part of the International Recovery Month programme, Shropshire DAAT have organised ’Time 4 You’, an event which is aimed at carers / those who are affected by family/friends, who have issues with drugs and/or alcohol. This follows the recent successful national FAVOR UK Recovery Walk and conference, demonstrating people can and do recover.

There will also be a ‘marketplace’ giving access to a range of support and information services such as MIND, Carers Trust 4 All, council support services and local treatment providers.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for  adult services, health and social housing, said:-

“Drugs or alcohol not only affect the person concerned, but also has a huge impact on those around them. Carers, family members and significant others play an important part in a person’s recovery so we need to recognise them and their needs.

“I would really encourage those who feel they would benefit from this event to come along. We want to ensure that you are not alone and that you need to take care of yourself, regardless of whether the person you are concerned about chooses to get the help they need.”

For more information about the event, email simon.haydon@shropshire.gov.uk or call 01743 253981.

If you are affected by someone’s behaviour through drug or alcohol misuse, there is help and support available. Visit Al-Annon’s website at www.al-anon.org.uk or call their helpline on 0207 403 0888.

If you or someone you know is suffering from substance misuse and need support, or whether you are affected by someone’s drug and or alcohol use and need to speak to someone, contact Shropshire Recovery Partnership on 01743 294700.