EFTC – 14th Conference Prague 18.09.2013 The launching of RUN (Recovered Users Network).
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R– Recovered....We mean a process through which an individual is enabled to move on from their problem drug use, towards a drug free life as an active and contributing member of society.U – Users.............Lost people who we watch and wait for their relapse, or people who will take a second chance at life. N – Network.........Why networking?
The vision of RUN will be to raise the voice of the recovery movement, by contributing to constructive and respectful drug policies, for individuals, families and communities. The mission of RUN is to be a network which provides a voice for recovered drug users to promote and share experience of recovery, on both the political and practical level.
On the political level:RUN will seek to give a political voice to recovered drug users and their organisations. RUN will advocate for recovery-oriented policies in International, European and national political forums. RUN will demonstrate how recovery can counteract the wider harm caused by drug use to individuals, families and communities.
On the practical level:RUN will provide a platform for recovered users to become advocates showing that recovery is possible.RUN will promote the social integration of recovered drug users in areas such as employment, housing and health.RUN will promote recovery as a viable and sustainable option, for both the individual and for society. RUN will exchange experiences across organisations which lead to better programmes for recovering and recovered drug users.