Binge Drinking

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 Chris Judge, Strategic Development and Innovation Director spoke with ITV about binge drinking, it’s history, how to deal with peer pressure and the dangers of drinking to excess. If you are in one of our service areas and are concerned about the amount you drink or worried about a loved one, […]

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ADS responds to West Midlands Drug Policy Recommendations

This week saw the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands, David Jamieson release recommendations for local drug policy. Following a consultation summit eight recommendations were outlined in an effort to further reduce harm and crime locally: • Diverting people away from the Criminal Justice System • Regional Drug Interventions Programme • Heroin Assisted Treatment […]

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CQC success for Bury

The drug and alcohol service, One Recovery Bury has received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who independently monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of care and quality. The inspection of Addiction Dependency Solutions’ (ADS) service, One Recovery Bury took place in November and though the CQC […]

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Alcohol Awareness Week – Bereavement

Alcohol in the family This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, with a focus on Alcohol and Families. We have picked a theme for each day to share facts and information about the impact and harm alcohol can have on relationships and families. Bereavement Losing someone you love and care about is one of the hardest […]

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Alcohol Awareness Week – CRAFT

Alcohol in the family This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, with a focus on Alcohol and Families. We have picked a theme for each day to share facts and information about the impact and harm alcohol can have on relationships and families. CRAFT Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a programme we offer across […]

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Alcohol Awareness Week – Families and Addiction

Alcohol in the family This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, with a focus on Alcohol and Families. We have picked a theme for each day to share facts and information about the impact and harm alcohol can have on relationships and families. Families and Addiction Most of the time our focus is on the individual […]

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Prescribed drug addiction needs national support

Last month SKY news visited our One Recovery Oldham service to speak to staff and service users about their experiences with prescribed drug addiction. The news piece was part of a national growing concerns that prescribed drug addiction is a hidden crisis which may effect many more people in the UK than are currently known. […]

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Naloxone Saving Lives in Bury

For the past few months Naloxone – a specialist drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose once administered http://www.naloxonesaveslives.co.uk/what-is-naloxone.asp – has been available to residents of Bury.  Since Naloxone’s availability in Bury, three people have benefited from its use, literally saving lives. The bank holiday period can be a difficult time for those […]

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Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

Throughout the last few months we have been supporting a number of campaigns highlighting domestic abuse, including the White Ribbon Campaign and the Greater Manchester Police & Crime Commissioner Campaign, ‘Sitting Right with You’.  This is an important issue, affecting many in society, and which can have a severe impact on the lives of our […]

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