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Posted on: 4th June 2014

Open Road celebrates recovery month programme to showcase benefits of life without alcohol or drugs

Open Road, the leading drug and alcohol addiction support charity in East Anglia with over 23 years' experience in the field, opens its doors to the public throughout June in celebration of Recovery Month.

Open Road staff, volunteers and service users 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.

A picnic in the Park, Zumba lesson, Old School Sports Day, Bake-Off and Quiz are just some of the events taking place. In addition, some of Open Road’s intrepid charity workers from Suffolk will be jumping 13,000ft from a plane in a daring Skydive to raise money for Open Road.  You can sponsor the team by visiting their Just Giving page.

Sarah Wright, Open Road CEO says: “Throughout the year Open Road sees over 5,000 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 Champions will be on hand to demonstrate how they can help others to turn away from a drug and alcohol dependent lifestyle. 

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.