We are proud to be able to tell our friends and supporters that Steps2Recovery won the Addiction Award at the Centre for Social Justice national award ceremony on Tuesday March 21st.
The CSJ Awards received over 350 applications from a range of UK based charities and recognises our work in helping people into long term abstinence-based recovery and away from offending behaviours. We were also commended for the way in which we strive to create a successful and replicable model for the treatment of people exiting the Criminal Justice System with addiction issues.
Andy Cook, Chief Executive of Centre for Social Justice said:
“Drug addiction often stands between an ex-offender and their chance for a better life. Steps2Recovery has a record of breaking a vicious cycle of relapse, recidivism and dysfunctional behaviour. For such a small team, they have already had a huge impact in their corner of the country. We hope this award will help them get the recognition and financial support they need to expand their work further.”
Steps2Recovery produces consistently remarkable results. Approximately half our clients are still free from drugs and alcohol six months following treatment compared to a national average of 7% (National Drug Treatment Monitoring Service 2015).
In order to achieve these results, and to have the flexibility to work with clients at the point when their need is the greatest, we continue to need your financial help – Steps2Recovery does not apply for statutory funding or government support, we raise all our funding independently.
We’d like to thank you for the interest you’ve shown in our charity – you’ve helped us win the CSJ Addiction Award and made it possible for us to carry on with this vitally important work!