A service is celebrating four years of helping as many people as possible in the county to recover from and stay free of drug and alcohol dependency.
The North Yorkshire Horizons Service is funded by North Yorkshire County Council and it provides a range of free, confidential and non-judgemental services delivered by experienced health professionals and counsellors. They work with people though their journey to recovery from drugs and/or alcohol.
The service is free to people experiencing substance misuse problems and as soon as they make contact they are given a key worker who is there to support them to develop a recovery plan that’ is built around them and their circumstances. At any one time, the service supports more than 3,000 people and is proud that waiting times to use its services are shorter than the national average for recovery programmes.
North Yorkshire Horizons has five main recovery hubs in town centre locations and people can come and go discreetly and confidentiality is always guaranteed. There’s also support in rural communities throughout the county where North Yorkshire Horizons uses a range of local venues to hold recovery groups.
County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Supported Housing, said: “We’re very proud of North Yorkshire Horizons’ achievements over the past four years. Ensuring that there is an effective service that supports people to address addiction and work towards recovery is a priority for us.
“It plays a very important part in our commitment to provide support services that help people to improve and maintain their physical and mental health and wellbeing.”
Inspirational videos from people who have worked through their recovery plan supported by NY Horizons are available from http://www.nyhorizons.org.uk/news/service-user-case-studies/
To find out more about NY Horizons and the services it provides go to http://www.nyhorizons.org.uk/