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The following is from Mark Gawthorpe | @no_recoverycuts

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Supporting Services for Recovery: Campaign Manifesto

Introduction

Who would regard ex-criminals or people recovering from drug and alcohol problems as having a fundamental and essential value to our society? Who would, taking the matter even further, consider these people to have, due to the precise nature of their experiences, a clarity of understanding and insight that can, in the right circumstances, offer solutions and practical life changing help and guidance to the most alienated and troubled members of our society?

I am alive, sober and sane today because of my engagement with a peer-led Recovery community.

I, along with many others, found that the people with the ability to climb into the psyche with empathy and imagination and offer life…

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