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Recovery Cafes

1st June 2019

Additional volunteers are being sought across Forth Valley to help people with drug and alcohol problems get back on the road to recovery, and possibly into work.

The role involves making teas and coffees or helping to prepare food in a number of local Recovery Cafes. Organisers are also seeking people who may be able to help run interest groups such as music, relaxation or deliver alternative therapies to people in recovery.

The cafes in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa have already clocked up 4,000 visits since they opened last year but Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership Co-ordinator Elaine Lawlor believes that thousands more people could benefit from attending.

There are approximately 3,000 people across Forth Valley who are affected by alcohol or drug use, and a much larger number of people using alcohol in a hazardous or harmful way. The recovery cafes are part of a wider network or services and support available to people with addictions across Forth Valley. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the cafes or find out more should contact Addictions Support and Counselling on 01324 673669.