Rights in Recovery event

DRNS is proud to be hosting Scottish Recovery Consortium’s Rights in Recovery event at the University of Stirling on 22nd August.

The rights of people who use drugs, and those in recovery, underpin the Scottish drugs strategy ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery’.  In his Foreword to the strategy Joe FitzPatrick, MSP (Minister for Public Health) stated:

“Everyone has the right to health and to live free from the harms of alcohol and drugs.  Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and for their individual recovery journey to be fully supported.  This strategy is about … taking a human rights-based, public health approach…”

Joe FitzPatrick, Rights, Respect and Recovery (Scottish Government, 2018)

This event will unpick what is meant by a “rights-based approach” and how it can be used to deliver a culture, interventions and services that people who use drugs need.  The day will include presentations from academics, human rights practitioners and recovery organisations.  Delegates will have plenty of opportunities to discuss the issues in workshops. 

At a time when unprecedented numbers of people are suffering drug-related deaths, insufficient numbers are receiving the care they need, and people and their treatment choices are being stigmatised, Rights in Recovery is the starting point for a conversation we all need to have.

For more information and to book your place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rights-in-recovery-event-stirling-tickets-64308959830

Find out more about the Scottish Recovery Consortium here: https://www.scottishrecoveryconsortium.org/

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