There are a number of charities and organisations in Derbyshire offering recovery support in a variety of ways for people who may be coming to the end of their time in treatment but want to get involved in recovery-based community activities to help them stay on track, learn new skills or just to give something back to other people.
The Growing Recovery in Derbyshire (GRID) website is designed to be a drug and alcohol recovery services gateway allowing anyone to find up to date information on local drug and alcohol recovery services, mental health support and other useful services throughout Derbyshire.
The aims of GRID are:
- To provide a one stop online place for information about drug and alcohol recovery services in Derbyshire.
- To provide service users, health professionals and other interested people with a simple and easy way to find recovery from substance use and other support services information available in Derbyshire.
- To provide valuable and useful information to all website visitors.
- To showcase a positive picture of life in recovery from drug and alcohol use through the use of videos and real life stories.
- To engage with target audiences and build a following via social media.
If you need more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full breakdown of what is available go to the GRID website. Some of the services on offer include;
Lighthouse Project is a 15 bed homeless project in Shirebrook. It aims to support residents into training/education and employment by offering training in furniture restoration. Attendees will be encouraged to contribute ideas to the programme via weekly meetings.
Tel: 01623 746352
Breakthrough Community Enterprise
Breakthrough aims to develop a network of micro-businesses linking community, environment and business. There are opportunities for learning, upskilling and employment via horticulture, woodland management, grounds maintenance, landscaping, sales, retail, joinery IT, administration and mentoring. The project aims to improve physical and mental health, reduce substance misuse, overcome barriers to employment and attain personal achievements.
Tel: 07890 249647
Hope Springs is an innovative drug and alcohol recovery centre based in Chesterfield. It offers non-judgemental on-going support to those who are in recovery or are seeking recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
It offers one to one and peer support, group work, an allotment project and they also link in with other support services such as Action Housing. People who attend are encouraged to engage in positive activities to help them make changes to their life.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. They are self-supporting through their own contributions.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
For local meetings see the Alcoholics Anonymous website.
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a programme of complete abstinence from all drugs.There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.
Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any other organisations and has no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. Also, it is not connected with any political, religious or law enforcement groups, and is under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.
It is not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.
The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting - group experience shows that those who keep coming to the meetings regularly stay clean.
You can see more information on the new local meeting in Chesterfield and for all other NA meetings go to the UKNA website