Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights

Project Report: My Story with Addictions

My Story with Addictions: an insight into the road to recovery.

In this project a qualitative inquiry of service users, who had been using the services offered by South Community Addictions Team for at least three months, and their families and friends was conducted.

The project also studied the perspectives of service providers working at South CAT regarding the barriers faced by Black and Ethnic Minority community members with respect to addressing their addiction problem, and the means of overcoming them. The aim of the project was to evaluate how BME drug users and their families can be encouraged to access and gain support from mainstream services.

The project objectives were to:

  • Explore the barriers to accessing mainstream services and how current service users have managed to overcome them.
  • Attempt to learn how to remove any existing barriers.
  • Identify what has and what has not worked with current services and ways to improve them.
  • Investigate the role of families/friends in the road to recovery from problematic drug use.
  • Prepare an informative DVD resource that can be used for educational as well as awareness raising purposes.

The report on the My Story with Drug Addiction project is available to download here.

For further information contact Carol Young, CRER Policy & Information Officer, 01414186530, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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