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Posted on: 3rd June 2013

Recovery Month Programme to Showcase Benefits of Life Without Alcohol or Drugs

Open Road, a leading drug and alcohol addiction support agency in East Anglia, opens its doors to the public throughout June in celebration of Recovery Month.

Open Road staff, volunteers and recovering addicts are running a series of events and activities across their Essex and Suffolk centres. Members of the public are invited to learn about the benefits of freedom from addiction and the support and treatments on offer. Individuals, their friends, families and community organisations are all welcome and events are listed on the website

An art competition, sports day, bake-off and ‘not the pub’ quiz are just some of the events taking place. Information stalls will be present at hospitals and the SOS Bus will feature at the Colchester Carnival.

Recovery Champions will be on hand to demonstrate how they can help others to turn away from a drug and alcohol dependent lifestyle.

Sarah Wright, Open Road CEO says: “Throughout the year Open Road sees over 4,000 people for a variety of drug and alcohol related support services. Our 13 treatments centres are easily accessible and we want as many people to know just what we do and how we do it. Recovery Month is an ideal opportunity to do so.”

Recovery Month is sponsored by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA), a special health authority which aims to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment in England.

Notes to Editors:

Open Road is a registered charity and leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services in the East of England. In 2015 Open Road will be celebrating 25 years of delivering high quality services to empower individuals and families to recover from the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol. Every year Open Road helps thousands of individuals and their families to combat their drug and alcohol addictions, offering a range of one to one support, group therapy and harm reduction services. Open road currently employs over 100 staff and has a team of over 200 volunteers who actively support our work.

For further information about Open Road please contact us.