“Everyone has the right to health and to live free from the harms of alcohol and drugs. Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and for their individual recovery journey to be fully supported. This strategy is, therefore, about how we best support people across alcohol and drug issues - taking a human rights-based, public health approach to ensure we are delivering the best possible care, treatment and responses for individuals and communities.”
Ministerial foreword to Rights, Respect and Recovery.
But what is a ‘rights-based’ approach in practice and what does it mean for all of us? These events are designed to begin to answer these questions.
With presentations from academics, human rights practitioners and recovery organisations - and plenty of opportunities to talk through the issues in workshop settings – these Rights in Recovery events are the starting point for a conversation we all need to have.