Recovery Plus: save time, save lives
Who's been spotted doing what and where?
We've been out and about with colleagues in
the alcohol- and drug-treatment field to share
the zeitgeist with readers.
Elizabeth Burton-Philips, founder
of DrugFAM, gave the Address
The Rev Graeme Skinner, a family
member affected by addiction
The Dean of Westminster, the Very
Reverend Dr John Hall (see below)
The sculpture: Strength & Hope by Annie Tempest
"Life, like addiction, does not proceed in a straight line; it more closely
resembles a spiral. We seem to pass the same point over and over again
but from a different perspective each time. The spiral is non-sectarian; it
belongs to everyone and, like addiction, excludes no-one. I made this piece
in the spirit of great hope when my son, Freddy, was alive and in a recovery
phase in his addiction. He relapsed and died on 27 May 2011, aged just 18.
In nature, the spiral shows up in so many ways – from the seeds of a
sunflower to the destructive force of a hurricane. Some say that the spiral
is the fingerprint of God which resounds throughout all creation. Some say
it is representative of the cycle of rebirth... A life worth remembering: lives
worth talking about."
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