RUN Launch - Press release

RUN Launch - Press release

On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse, a new network for former drug users is being launched across Europe. Initially set up by former drug users and the organisations supporting them, the vision of RUN is to raise the voice of the recovery movement, by contributing to constructive and respectful drug policies, for individuals, families and communities.

Press release

 

Brussels, June, 26, 2013 - On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse, a new network for former drug users is being launched across Europe. Initially set up by former drug users and the organisations supporting them, the vision of RUN is to raise the voice of the recovery movement, by contributing to constructive and respectful drug policies, for individuals, families and communities.

 

“We seek to give a political voice to recovered drug users and their organisations showing that recovery is possible, we will promote recovery as a viable and sustainable option, for both the individual and for society” – says Boro Goic, President of Celebrate Recovery, Bosnia and Herzegovinia.

 

Fay Watson EURAD Secretary General adds “RUN will promote the social integration of recovered drug users in areas such as employment, housing and health, as we find across Europe these more intensive services for drug users are not being adequately provided”.

 

Building a more comprehensive approach to Drugs Policy RUN advocates for recovery-oriented policies in International, European and national political forums demonstrating how recovery can counteract the wider harm caused by drug use to individuals, families and communities.

 

RUN is now seeking new members to join the network and encourages both organisations supporting drug users in recovery as well as former drug users to join at this time. No fee is required and to join, all that is needed is that you send your contact e-mail address to run@eurad.net

 

RUN will host an event in the European Parliament on 2nd October 2013 on the need to address drug user’s wider social needs. Members signing up to RUN now will receive a free invitation to this exclusive event.

 

About RUN:

The first kick-off meeting of RUN was held in Zadar, Croatia on 3rd-5th May 2013. The organisations founding RUN include Celebrate Recovery (Bosnia and Herzegovinia), San Patrignano (Italy) and EURAD (EUROPE). New members include: Restart (Serbia), Preporod (Montenegro), Castle Craig (Scotland), RIO (Norway), CENAPS EU (Denmark), Retreeten (Norway) and Pet Plus Prevention (NGO Croatia).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Enquiries:

 

Contact:

Fay Watson

Secretary General

EURAD

☎ 00 32 27367351 or 00 32 476967060 (GSM)

✉ fay.watson@eurad.net

Website: www.eurad.net

Info page for RUN: www.eurad.net/run

 

 

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