Positive Recovery and Midwife Support (PRaMS)

Calderdale Recovery Steps continues to deliver the PRaMS group (Positive Recovery and Midwife Support) for pregnant women who live in the Calderdale area.

Focusing on issues relating to alcohol, cocaine and crack cocaine, cannabis, heroin and neonatal abstinence syndrome, classes are held every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon at The Women’s Centre, Silver Street, Halifax.

Why not come and see how we can support you through recovery during your pregnancy journey into a bright substance-free future?

Download the advice and information leaflets below:

PRaMS Alcohol

PRaMS Cannabis

PRaMS Cocaine & Crack

PRaMS Heroin

PRaMS Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

 

Make a slight change to your drinking to feel the benefits says Calderdale Recovery Steps

 

The Calderdale alcohol and drugs service Calderdale Recovery Steps are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange.

It is part of a campaign led by Calderdale during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people to review their drinking.

Lisa Brook, Complex Need HOPE Worker for Calderdale Recovery Steps said: “We are hoping that in Alcohol Awareness Week people will take some time to consider how a small change to their drinking might have a big impact on their life.”

Lisa continued: “There are plenty of good reasons to cut back on your drinking including watching your weight, reducing stress and saving money as well as staying healthier for longer.

“Making a small, manageable change like cutting out that after work drink or having more drink free days can mean huge health benefits and people will feel better for it. So we’re asking them to make a personal pledge to change and share it on social media using #InspiredChange.”

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. The theme this year is “change”.

Calderdale Recovery Steps offers advice on summer drinking

Wasted this Summer is the title of a new campaign aimed at helping party-going young people in the area to make wiser choices about their behaviour over the summer.

Emily Todd, Director of Services West and South Yorkshire said: “The messages that we are trying to get out there are about having fun but doing so in a way that means you and others aren’t put at risk.

“People can get carried away at summer parties and especially at festivals. Wasted This Summer offers practical advice to help people get clued up about what they are doing, so they can make safer choices about alcohol and drugs.”

Posters and leaflets are being distributed across Calderdale and the campaign will be supported by social media messages that can be shared with the hashtag #WastedSummer.

Hints and tips include advice on staying hydrated, how to minimise risks and what to do in the event of someone being unwell.

Copies of the posters and leaflets can be obtained by contacting Calderdale Recovery Steps on 01422 415550, or clicking on the images below.

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