One off events

Free Naloxone Training
Various dates throughout the year. Location: Bristol. Learn how and when to administer Naloxone – come along to learn how to save a life! | BDP, UK

Bristol Recovery Orchestra
Mondays 12:45 – 2:45pm. The Unitarian Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. Create original acoustic pieces guided by the team during our open and friendly sessions. Dust off any under-played instruments you might have at home, or try your hand at playing some of the instruments provided. Our fun and free weekly orchestra group is for anyone affected by problematic drug or alcohol use – people in recovery or working towards recovery, their families and carers, and those who work or volunteer in treatment services | BDP, UK

Monthly events

Loss through addiction cafe
Join the Good Grief Trust’s ‘Loss Through Addiction Virtual Café’, starting from Thursday 10th February, 6-7pm, and then taking place every 2nd Thursday of the month. The virtual café provides a safe space where people who have been bereaved as a result of addiction can come together; to share their experiences, listen to others and share what they have found has helped them get through difficult times | Adfam, UK

Annual Events

Addiction Awareness Week
31st October – 4th November 2022. The Princess of Wales has sent a message of support for the Taking Action on Addiction campaign which launches for the second year on the first day of Addiction Awareness Week | Forward Trust, UK

International Overdose Awareness Day
31 August, every year. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind

International Recovery Month
September. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery throughout the world with activities and events.

UK Recovery walk
September. Each year FAVOR UK members guided by the bidding process choose one UK city or Town to host the National Recovery Walk/Event.

World AIDS day
1 December, every year. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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