Double Impact has been awarded funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, to develop and adapt more online services for people recovering from addictions.
To celebrate National Recovery Month, we’ve been asking the people we support what recovery means to them. Here’s what they said.
We’ve been asking you about your personal journeys whilst in lockdown. Here is what a student from Lincolnshire had to say…
Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or a seasoned ultra runner after UTMB points – there’s an Ultra Challenge for you! Walk, Jog, or Run – as an Individual or a Team, for a charity of your choice or just for you. The Yorkshire Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in beautiful Dales scenery.
Take on 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km. Walk, Jog, or Run it as s a Team or an Individual…Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance, or a seasoned ultra runner after UTMB points – The Peak District Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself
It has been hard for everyone during this difficult time with lockdown and even harder for people who are in recovery, still trying to be abstinent and being away from their friends and family and some live alone, but some lucky enough to live with others.
The only way l can think to describe my life now is that I’ve come out of a cold, dark cave and discovered a bright new world.
My name is Richard, and I’ve been a volunteer with Double Impact for around seven months, including lockdown time, which I’ve learned I have to navigate differently to normal time. As the lockdown loomed I was a bit worried, but I felt quite confident in my recovery.
My name is Tracy and I’m a Recovery Connector with Double Impact Nottingham. Our role is to introduce people to the various options within DI and the Nottingham Recovery Network that could help with your recovery and beyond.
Since being in lockdown my recovery has changed so much – I feel I am now connecting with a wider range of people by attending more groups on line. Listening to a wider range of people has opened up new ways of thinking and ideas to help with my recovery in ways of adapting to the present way of life we are in now.
During these uncertain times, I have embraced every challenge so far. I have very much carried on as normal with a healthy morning and evening routine. I have always, always been an avid fan of online recovery. It has always been able to fill in the gaps that occur on a day- to- day basis.
We have been asking the people we support about their recovery during lockdown, here is what Dorcas, one of our Recovery Connectors, had to say…