Tue, 23 May|
APPG for 12 Step Recovery On-line Evidence Session
Addictions and Employment: how recovery can help move us from cost to contribution.
Time & Location
23 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
About the event
We are delighted to announce that on the 23rd May at 5pm the APPG for 12 Step Recovery will hold its next Evidence Session, "Addiction, Recovery & Employment: from Cost to Contribution"
As we know, addiction has a significant impact on employment in the UK. The 12-step programmes support employment by helping individuals in recovery to maintain sobriety, improve their mental health, build a support network, learn coping skills, address underlying issues, and develop a sense of purpose. These factors positively impact an individual's ability to find and maintain employment and to perform well in their jobs.
We are honoured to confirm the following speakers:
* Tony Adams, MBE, ex-Arsenal & England captain, will join us to share his wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting addicts and alcoholics back into long-term employment.
* Dame Carole Black will present evidence from the extensive work that she has published over the years in the field of addiction and recovery, and
* Dr Jill Miller, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Policy Adviser at the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), will present the findings of their report: Addiction in the workplace.
The goals of the evidence session are:
1. For employers / employees - particularly Human Resources officers across all sectors - to be made aware of the importance of 12 Step Recovery in improving the productivity and wellbeing of recovering/recovered people.
2. For our supporters in Parliament, the NHS, police forces, prisons and academia - to emphasise how 12 Step fellowships have been successfully supporting recovering people find and maintain employment for many decades.
Please register now to reserve your place. Zoom details to follow.