Putting People in the Picture – Alcohol and Substance Misuse

One of the aims of the Health Promotion Team is to reduce stigma and discrimination that can be associated with drug and alcohol use.

Jubilee Library, Brighton
2-5 Wednesday 27th November 2013

CRI is a national charity that works with people affected by drugs and alcohol, homelessness, domestic violence, crime and other issues.

In Brighton and Hove, CRI’s Health Promotion Team (drugs and alcohol) works in partnership with other agencies in the city that provide support to adults, parents and carers and young people affected by drug and alcohol use and dependence. Our key partners include Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Brighton Oasis Project, Brighton Housing Trust and the Council.  

Breaking down the stigma

One of the aims of the Health Promotion Team is to reduce the stigma and discrimination that can be associated with drug and alcohol use, through projects such as the Living Library, and we are proud to support the ‘Living Books’ who are sharing their story on Wednesday 27th November. Stigma and discrimination can be barriers to individuals and their families seeking help, leading to problems becoming entrenched and more difficult to manage as time passes for everyone concerned, whatever their background or circumstances might be. 

Our ‘books’ are former service-users and professionals working in the field – come and listen to their inspirational stories of recovery and hear about the workers’ passion for their vocation.  

Find out more about drugs and alcohol and their effects, learn about services in Brighton and Hove for yourself or a loved one, watch service-user stories and much more on www.thinkdrinkdrugs.com, and follow us on Twitter @thinkdrinkdrugs.