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Posted on: 10th June 2011

Recovery Month: Celebration at High Chelmer centre

Exhibiton in Chelmsford celebrates people in recovery

Open Road, the leading drug and alcohol support charity is celebrating Recovery Month throughout June. As part of these celebrations, Open Road volunteers will be hosting an exhibition in High Chelmer Shopping Centre on the 16th and 17th June.

Open Road staff and volunteers will be on hand on both days to offer information and advice and to answer any questions visitors may have about coping with addiction and what services Open Road offers to assist clients in their recovery. The exhibition will also feature displays of art, poetry and stories created by service users.

Justin Cornwell, Open Road volunteer, said: ‘We are really looking forward to taking our exhibition into the heart of such a busy shopping centre. As well as our information stand, we will also have a quite space were visitors can talk in privacy if needed. We have a lot of experience in supporting not only those suffering with addictions but also their friends and families who may not know where to go for help. Where Open Road cannot help first hand, we point people in the right direction to other specialist organisations, for example housing.’

Other Recovery Month events include a fun sports day in Central Park, Chelmsford on the 22nd June where service users, volunteers, staff, probation officers, the Essex Young Peoples’ Project , and other outside agencies will compete in five a side football, rounders and volley ball. All equipment for this event has kindly been sponsored by the Essex Drug and Alcohol Action Team. If you want to get involved, please just come along on the day.